Facebook Posts - August 2019

1-Aug-2019 12:51 pm

Reminder : Dil-Hajj is at the door. You have till sunset today to trim your nail and get a hair cut in case you live in the Middle East or USA/EU that follows ME on moon sighting.

For BD-Pakistan-India, you have till tomorrow Friday sunset.

Crescent visibility, inshaAllah :

Saudi : Will be sighted tonight, on 29th of old month.2nd Aug being the 1st of Dil-Hajj.

Bangladesh : Will be sighted tomorrow Friday, also on 29th of old month. 3rd Aug being Dil-Hajj.

Fasting all 10 days of Dil-Hajj has very high reward. The later days having even more. The highest on 9th. Which is also the day of Arafah of Hajj.

I might take some time to list all the rewards expressed for these 10 days, if I get some time.

And some explains Sura Fajar's : walayalin ashri [and the ten nights] refers to these 10 days.

  • At least in conventional Hanafi fiqh, fasting on the day of Eid lasts until you eat from your sacrificed animal whenever it's ready.

1-Aug-2019 12:51 pm

1-Aug-2019 2:22 pm

Dil-Hajj - 1
عن جابر -رضي الله عنه -عن النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم -أنه قال: "أفضل أيام الدنيا أيام عشر ذي الحجة، قيل: ولا مثلها في سبيل الله؟ قال: ولا مثلها في سبيل الله، إلا رجل عفر وجهه في التراب".

Rewards for the first 10 days of Dil-Hajj. Quoting some from "Guniatut Talibin". Not all of it might be authentic, therefore check with your scholar on what to follow first. I have provided link to the chapter in comment, and it's in arabic.

This hadith expresses : [worshiping] on these 10 days of Dil-hajj is better than anything, even better than jihad, unless one's body falls on earth.

  • http://habibur.com/kitab/gunya/374/
  • any number divided by zero is infinity.
  • ^ that's the 2nd reasoning.
  • Vivo Tey "undefined" agree. But 1/0 = 5/0 = inf. doesn't prove 1=5. As inf != inf.
  • James Sheils, that's the third point which I was waiting for someone to teach the man in pic. We surely can come up with a agreed on result. Need to collect all possible solutions first.

1-Aug-2019 2:22 pm

1-Aug-2019 8:40 pm

Dil-Hajj - 2
كان على عهد رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم -رجل يحب السماع يعنى الغناء، وكان إذا أهل هلال ذي الحجة أصبح صائمًا، فاتصل الحديث برسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم -فأحضروا الرجل وقال له: "ما حملك على صيام هذه الأيام، فقال: يا رسول الله إنها أيام مشاعر وأيام الحج، فأحببت أن يشركنى الله تعالى في دعائهم فقال له النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم -: لك بعدد كل يوم تصومه عتق مئة رقبة ومئة بدنة تهديها، ومئة فرس تحمل عليها في سبيل الله، فإذا كان يوم التروية، فلك عتق ألف رقبة وألف بدنة تهديها في سبيل الله وألف فرس تحميل عليها في سبيل الله، فإذا كان يوم عرفة فلك عتق ألفى رقبة وألفى بدنة تهديها وألفى فرس تحمل عليها في سبيل الله، وصيام سنة قبلها وسنة بعدها"

From Guniyatut Talebin. Can't comment on authenticity. Talks about fasting in this month.

  • "يوم التروية" هو اليوم الثامن من شهر ذي الحجة

1-Aug-2019 8:40 pm

1-Aug-2019 9:56 pm

Bengali speakers only post :

First watch a few seconds of this video :

Then read this news :

You might get sucked up into a black hole even before you realize what just happened.

Keep praying.

1-Aug-2019 9:56 pm

1-Aug-2019 10:18 pm

KSA reports crescent sighted. Therefore date of the start of Dil-Hajj, Hajj and Eid remains what had been predicted before.

Dil-Hajj in KSA : 2nd Aug.
Day of Arafah in Hajj : 10th Aug.
Eid in KSA : 11th Aug.

In BD everything is expected on the following day. Waiting to be confirmed tomorrow.

Note that today was KSA's 29th of old month.

1-Aug-2019 10:18 pm

2-Aug-2019 12:32 pm

USA in the 80s and 90s was called the food basket of the world. As good percent of world food supply came from there. It was literally feeding the world.

But things might be changing.

- China isn't importing USA agricultural products. It's taking it from Brazil and Russia.

- Global warming allowing Russia to farm on lands that previously weren't farmable.

And today's news : California is now ditching agriculture in favor of installing solar panels on farm lands as water dry up.

2-Aug-2019 12:32 pm

2-Aug-2019 2:43 pm

|| 20 years cycle of regime change

No dynasty lasts forever. God brings a new one up, and throws the old one down. It's a cycle that the world had been going through since human history. 20 years isn't an exact number, just an average approximation.

|| Sins of a regime will come back to bite it

Come back to bite after that regime has lost power. As long as one is in power, God grants him freedom to do whatever he wishes. "What he wishes" was his test. Consequence of what he wished, is what he will get in return. No sin gets lost for ever.

|| Later regimes punish the older ones

And the one that will come after this one will punish this one. This is the cycle. And every regime is here for a reason. Therefore one regime's abuse won't cause it to fall prematurely before its time, it's here for the reason to punish the older abusers too. That task has to be fulfilled.

|| Was reading Gazzali's book

That book talks of a prophet who was so upset with the regime in power that he prayed to God for it to fall. God replied destiny was written thousands of years before you, including who will rule for what period. I won't change it because you can't be patient on his abuses. Why don't you rather migrate to another place if you can't be patient here?

|| Regime includes everyone in power

And it's not only the kings or governments. Everyone that leads a group, family, business or has authority on someone falls in this cycle. Therefore the best we can do is to be soft in our behavior. Everyone's time will end and he will find himself in a position that he despised. And find himself in the mercy of the weak ones who are now in power.

2-Aug-2019 2:43 pm

2-Aug-2019 7:42 pm

No subtitle, no translation -- still was able to understand most of the speech. Sharing for our Arabic practitioners.
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2-Aug-2019 7:42 pm

2-Aug-2019 10:32 pm

|| 2000 years of time.

How long ago was Jesus [Esa as.] born? 2000 years. From our point in time it seems like an eon ago. Peak of the now dead Roman empire. And pyramids were 2000 years before Esa. Therefore people during Esa watched the pyramids like how we currently watch the ruins form Jesus's time. Broken remnants that has an old story to tell.

|| Babylon, 6000 years old

Egyptians watched the Babylonians like that. Another 2000 year old civilization. From which only legends remain.

|| Now the "legend"

The legend is more or less the same. We are all part of a bigger plan. Far larger than what we comprehend. And God the almighty selected one person within the civilization to preach the words. And to warn them of life after death. This is the Abrahamic religion, which spans earlier than him.

|| How do we know they are telling the truth?

It's the chain of the messengers where one authenticate the other. Everyone declared, "the one that came before me spoke the truth. I am the current messenger. And next one after me will bear a name and appearance like this." This chain is their sign.

|| "Signs" not proofes

And every thing they said was about God showing us signs. Not proofs. Because once the conclusive final proof arrives, that's the end of civilization, or my life, or the world. We believe in the proof, by accepting and having faith on the signs, and before the proof arrives.

Next : What was the message?

#SoftIntro - 1

2-Aug-2019 10:32 pm

3-Aug-2019 2:41 pm

|| The message

The general message of all the messengers were that humans and their existence is part of larger events that spans billions of years. It started with God the almighty wanting to create a race that will worship Him without having seen Him. When we were born we came from Him and when we die we return to Him. This world and life is the test bed to separate the good souls form the evil.

|| Faith, trusting in God as one and only

Faith is the foundation of the messengers' teachings. Recognizing God as one and only, who doesn't have any partner. And all worship should be subjected to Him. That's acceptance.

|| The afterlife

3-Aug-2019 2:41 pm

3-Aug-2019 3:21 pm

Here's how I see religious education

If there's a lack of religious scholars in a nation then without doubt it's the best path to follow. That was the case in BD in the 70s as I had seen it. There were lots of "saints" what we call "pir", but almost no scholars.

In contrast when there is an over supply of religious scholars and you see them fighting within themselves for popularity and post, that indicates the society right now isn't hungry for another one.

That's the point when one should learn the religious teachings for himself mainly. To know the rulings so that he himself can act on it and later teach his family. That's "beneficial knowledge" which Rasulullah ﷺ prayed for.

But knowledge of only useful things on a subject, doesn't make oneself a "scholar" on that subject. He will be simply another "knows enough to get it done" person.

And no matter how bad it sounds, that's the level everyone should pursuit for, when there's no lack of real scholars on that subject.

That brings up the next question : what amount of religious knowledge can we consider as beneficial and useful in one's life?

That's for another day.

3-Aug-2019 3:21 pm

3-Aug-2019 7:42 pm

Dil-Hajj - 3
عن حفصة -رضي الله عنها -أنها قالت: "أربع لم يكن النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم -يتركهن: صوم عشر ذي الحجة، وعاشوراء، وثلاثة أيام من كل شهر، وركعتين قبل الغداة"

Hafsa ra. said : The prophet ﷺ never missed four things. Fasting 10 days of Dil-Hajj, fasting of Ashura, fasting 3 days in each month and two rakah of prayers before Fajar.

source : Guniyatut Talebin.

3-Aug-2019 7:42 pm

3-Aug-2019 8:46 pm

Because as per gov calculation total death from Dengue is currently at 14, where I am reading of 4 to 5 deaths everyday in newspapers, I was looking for other ways to guess about mortality.

Philippines recently was stuck by the same variant. They don't have an unpopular gov which might want to subside counts. Checked their mortality rate : 0.5%, that is 5 person for each 1000 infected. In BD 1600 are getting admitted into hospital daily. Multiply and got a number. Multiply that over for how many days it's running and got a total number for 1 month. And this doesn't include people that aren't getting admitted into hospitals, dying, and their death being attributed to other causes. Link to one such news in comment.

Well I can't publish my numbers here, as gov is very strict on publishing anything on mortality from Dengue. Don't say, don't speak, keep quite.

Save yourself first.

3-Aug-2019 8:46 pm

3-Aug-2019 9:56 pm

Another way to identify those hidden talibans within us.
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3-Aug-2019 9:56 pm

4-Aug-2019 1:23 am

If twitter feeds are to be believed then something big is up in Kashmir within days.

- All tourists in Kashmir have been ordered to leave the region within 48 hours.

  • Rush in petrol pump and stations to leave the place.
  • Gov reports 45000 additional Indian troops amassed in Kashmir.
  • Non-gov reports the number around 200,000.

    This might turn out of be something. Or nothing.

    Keep watching.

    4-Aug-2019 1:23 am

  • 4-Aug-2019 1:56 am

    Texas shooting. First it was 18 injured. Then 18 dead. Increased to 20, and right now now 22 dead.

    Suspect is a 21 yo white man. His manifesto “In general, supports the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto” and that “This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas."

    Rise of the far right.

    Keep watching as more news pour in.

    • Found his manifesto. Could have shared it here, but then FB might deactivate my account for spreading hate material, or whatever. Here's the link on twitter. Originally posted in 4chan.

    4-Aug-2019 1:56 am

    4-Aug-2019 2:43 am

    With the drumbeat of continuous bad news, here's the latest one. Link in comment. And relax, there's no reason for a bank run yet. But every later news is one step worse than the previous one.

    First it was 2 banks. Then 1 money leasing institute. Then *all* money leasing institutes. Right now it's mostly all banks IF you want to withdraw more than a million taka.

    Note that a cash crunch always happens before Eid al azha. But there was the gov owned Sonali Bank which lent other banks money. Until now that it. Right now there's none.

    Lastly a friendly reminder : "don't spread rumors."

    4-Aug-2019 2:43 am

    4-Aug-2019 7:29 am

    False flag attack.

    It's needed because whenever opposition attacks, your troops might not be ready for a counter-attack.

    And when you are ready, the opposition might be not be willing to attack you to justify a raid against them.

    Here false flag attacks come in handy. Plan your attack months in advance. Move you troops in place which will take more months. And when everything is in place and you are ready, don't wait.

    Create a false flag attack to start the war.

    • The web site is down for the moment. Should be up by a while.

    4-Aug-2019 7:29 am

    4-Aug-2019 12:41 pm

    Ohio shooting. 10 dead, 24 injured. That's the second one after today's morning event.

    Now don't tell me I have go through another manifesto.

    4-Aug-2019 12:41 pm

    4-Aug-2019 1:54 pm

    জাতীয় জরুরি সেবা কর্তৃপক্ষ জানায়, ৯৯৯ নম্বরে একসঙ্গে প্রায় দেড় শ ফোন রিসিভ করার সুযোগ আছে। সেবা আরও সহজ করতে এ বিষয়ে প্রযুক্তিগত সহায়তা চেয়ে বিটিআরসির কাছে আবেদন করা হয়েছে। আবেদনটি অনুমোদন হলে কেউ ফোন করার সঙ্গে সঙ্গে জাতীয় জরুরি সেবার নিয়ন্ত্রণকক্ষের ‘মনিটরে’ ওই ব্যক্তির তথ্য (মোবাইলে নিবন্ধনের সময় যেসব তথ্য দেওয়া হয়) ভেসে উঠবে। একই সঙ্গে তিনি কোন জায়গায় আছেন, তাও জানা যাবে। এই সেবা আরও দ্রুত দিতে পুলিশের টহল গাড়িগুলোও প্রযুক্তির আওতায় আনা হচ্ছে। এর ফলে কেউ ফোন করলে কাছাকাছি থাকা পুলিশের টহল গাড়িতে সমস্যাটি জানিয়ে সহজে সহায়তা দেওয়া যাবে।

    নারী নির্যাতন রোধে ‘১০৯’

    নারী ও শিশু নির্যাতন এবং পাচার প্রতিরোধে একটি ‘সেল’ চালু করেছে মহিলা ও শিশুবিষয়ক মন্ত্রণালয়। ‘১০৯’ নম্বরে ফোন করে সেবা পাওয়া যাচ্ছে। এই হেল্পলাইনের প্রোগ্রাম অফিসার রাইসুল ইসলাম প্রথম আলোকে বলেন, তাঁদের এই নম্বরে গড়ে প্রতিদিন সাড়ে ছয় থেকে সাত হাজার ফোন আসে। যিনি ফোন করছেন, তাঁর পরিচয় ও সমস্যা জেনে স্থানীয় প্রশাসনসহ যেভাবে প্রয়োজন সেভাবে সহায়তা করা হয়।

    দুর্যোগের তথ্য জানতে ‘১০৯০’

    দুর্যোগ ব্যবস্থাপনা ও ত্রাণ মন্ত্রণালয়ের হেল্পলাইনে ফোন করলে দুর্যোগ-সংক্রান্ত তথ্য জানা যায়। বিটিআরসির একজন কর্মকর্তা বলেন, মূলত দুর্যোগের সময়ে এই নম্বরে বেশি ফোন আসে।


    সরকারের এটুআই (অ্যাকসেস টু ইনফরমেশন) প্রকল্পের অধীনে তথ্য ও সেবা দেওয়ার জন্য এই হেল্পলাইন চালু হয় ২০১৮ সালের এপ্রিলে। এই নম্বরে ফোন করে জাতীয় পরিচয়পত্র, পাসপোর্ট কোথায়, কীভাবে করতে হয় সে-সংক্রান্ত তথ্যসহ বিভিন্ন সেবা পাওয়া যায়। কোনো সরকারি কর্মকর্তার সঙ্গে যোগাযোগের নম্বরও মিলবে এই নম্বরে ফোন করে। আবার সামাজিক সমস্যার কথা জানালে তা সমাধানের জন্য স্থানীয় প্রশাসনকে বলা হয়।

    আরও যত হটলাইন

    দুর্নীতি প্রতিরোধে হেল্পলাইন (১০৬) চালু করেছে দুর্নীতি দমন কমিশন। কোথাও দুর্নীতি ও অনিয়ম হলে পরিচয় গোপন রেখেও জানানো যাবে এই নম্বরে।

    এ ছাড়া জাতীয় মানবাধিকার কমিশনের ১৬১০৮, ঢাকা ওয়াসার ১৬১৬২, নির্বাচন কমিশনের ১০৫, আইন মন্ত্রণালয়ের লিগ্যাল এইডের ১৬৪৩০, সমাজকল্যাণ মন্ত্রণালয়ের ১০৯৮, চট্টগ্রাম সিটি করপোরেশনের ১৬১০৪ এবং জাতীয় রাজস্ব বোর্ডের বিষয়ে ১৬৫৫৫ হেল্পলাইন রয়েছে।

    4-Aug-2019 1:54 pm

    4-Aug-2019 2:33 pm

    Generally someone's death doesn't make me emotional. But this news did. 11 yo brother and 6 yo sister affected and admitted to hospital. The brother is dead. Sister yet to know her brother is dead.

    The bad thing is death isn't instant, the hospital can chose to keep one alive on life support for as long as it wishes. But it isn't willing to do so, as there are others lining up for life support. The hospital calls you and ask "we want to remove life support for your son, do you agree?"

    Only VIP deaths are getting printed on news papers. The rest are death of someone we know that doesn't appear on the news.

    Keep strong.

    4-Aug-2019 2:33 pm

    4-Aug-2019 3:13 pm

    More proof that the day isn't over : Iran's tv is reporting it has captured another foreign oil tanker in the Gulf.

    Rolling on the floor laughing.

    4-Aug-2019 3:13 pm

    5-Aug-2019 12:00 am

    8.2 km. 12min/km. Targeted for a 10 km walk. That didn't happen. Maybe next time.

    • mobile apps.

    5-Aug-2019 12:00 am

    5-Aug-2019 12:34 am

    I am still quite lost on what India's plan with Kashmir is. Operation should start from tomorrow. Curfew implemented. Internet down. Massive troop concentration.

    But for what?

    We possibly shall know by tomorrow.

    5-Aug-2019 12:34 am

    5-Aug-2019 1:12 am

    WaPo's article "Why we shouldn’t take peer review as the gold standard"

    It once was the gold standard. Until everyone started to treat it as the gold standard. That's when bozos started to think my stupid paper will also be gold standard IF I can pay someone for peer review.

    And then it wasn't anymore a gold standard.

    That happens to all quality certificates once that gains popularity and acceptance within the masses.

    5-Aug-2019 1:12 am

    5-Aug-2019 2:05 am

    Dil-Hajj - 4 :

    عن أبى هريرة -رضي الله عنه -عن النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم -أنه قال: "ما من أيام أحب إلى الله تعالى أن يتعبد له فيهن من أيام عشر ذي الحجة، وإن صيام يوم يعدل صيام سنة، وقيام ليلة كقيام سنة".

    Short translation : for the first 10 days of Dil-Hajj, fasting every day is like fasting for a year. And worshiping every night is like worshiping for a year. ﷺ

    5-Aug-2019 2:05 am

    5-Aug-2019 3:39 am

    The issue with Kashmir :

    The most likely scenario is that India will cancel Kashmir's special status which was signed in 1950. It gives it an pseudo autonomous, pseudo independence state. Like how our Chittagong hill tracks enjoy since the 90s. No one can go there and buy properties like how he can in any other region of the state.

    Up to that is ok. Ok in the sense it's unlikely to cause the world order to get upside down. But the game will start after that. With so many artillery and armies amassed in Kashmir, which now independent callers are counting at 500k, India is likely to begin its advancement into Pakistan part of Kashmir. That will cause the world to get on its head.

    Whether that happens or not is something to watch. We most possibly will know shortly.

    May Allah help us all.

    5-Aug-2019 3:39 am

    5-Aug-2019 5:47 am

    Here's my assessment on the concerns of the white population. What I wrote bellow doesn't help those who believe in it, cause it favors the opposite side. And it also doesn't help the opposite side, cause they don't believe in it.

    Sharing it regardless, because it's interesting.

    || The concern

    European whites are getting eliminated from the world because of their very low birth rate, against Asian/African's high rate. And Europeans can't reverse the trend, as they are more concerned about the environment, while others aren't,

    || The prophecy

    Islamic prophecy that is. It says that European whites will be the largest in number and the only surviving race till the end of days. Rather Arabs will drastically get reduced in number in wars and events. Note that Arabs getting killed doesn't spell the end of Islam, as Muslims from other races will replace them.

    || More?

    I would have liked to add two more points here, but let me stop here keeping the mysticism and talks without reference as is.

    Challenging time. Save yourself. :-)

    5-Aug-2019 5:47 am

    5-Aug-2019 10:43 am

    Kashmir Update :

    - Up to now the special status revocation is going on as predicted. Modi ji talking on it, and newspapers are carrying propaganda material to get the population ready.

    - No plan of India attacking Pakistan.

    Looks like safe for now.

    5-Aug-2019 10:43 am

    5-Aug-2019 12:12 pm

    French inventor successfully crosses English channel on his hover board. He attempted it last week, but failed when he tried to land on a boat midway for refueling, missed the landing pad and toppled on the sea.

    This time he was successful. Took 20 mins to cross 35 km at 170 km/hr top speed. Re-fueled once. Therefore these hover boards still can't fly more than 10 mins on a single charge-fuel load.

    His one runs on liquid fuel though. The fuel tank is his back pack.

    His hover board reminds me of Greed Goblin from Spider man cartoon that I used to watch as kid.



    5-Aug-2019 12:12 pm

    5-Aug-2019 2:10 pm

    News : cloudflare terminating 8chan hosting. All three shooters from this week had their posts on this site. These chan sites are on the net since early Internet in the 90s, but were too dark for my taste. I never was active on any of those.

    But this isn't the end of it. They can find alternate hosting.

    5-Aug-2019 2:10 pm

    5-Aug-2019 2:26 pm

    The large troop concentration by India in Kashmir wasn't to attack Pakistan, but India gov was afraid that Kashmiri police, border guard and army that consist of Kashmiries might revolt and mutin once the special status of Kashmir is revoked.

    Which is why it brought in such high number of forces. By now the declaration has been done. Everything quiet.

    5-Aug-2019 2:26 pm

    5-Aug-2019 10:34 pm

    Some random images from the net.

    Modern tech.

    Law proven on the spot.

    And I thought it was only me thinking thus.

    Colorful Hawaii shirts are gone.
    Replaced by Tattoos.

    Whatever he intended to say.

    5-Aug-2019 10:34 pm

    5-Aug-2019 10:59 pm

    News : 600 tv drama film to be produced and broadcast in BD satellite channels for the upcoming Eid.

    Did they say 600?

    Anyone still watch these?

    In other news : it takes 2 days to shoot a drama film and costs only 200k taka to build one.

    5-Aug-2019 10:59 pm

    5-Aug-2019 11:40 pm

    To be popular in today's culture a leader needs to be divisive. Old days of political correctness are gone.

    He doesn't need to be logical, as long as his every policy works to support the special interest group that he leads.

    5-Aug-2019 11:40 pm

    6-Aug-2019 12:14 am

    জাকাত সংক্রান্ত সকল পোষ্ট :

    যা কিছু পোষ্ট করেছিলাম গত ১০ বছরে। তার সংকলন।

    জাকাত বিতরনের সমস্যাগুলো নিয়ে একটা পোষ্ট

    জাকাতের টাকা "কালেক্টরের" হাতে না দিয়ে গরিবদের হাতে সরাসরি দিন।

    জাকাতের হিসাবে মাজহাবগত পার্থক্য আছে, জেনে নিতে হবে। আমাকে জিজ্ঞাসা করে লাভ নেই।

    সন্দেহের কিছু জায়গা। যেখানে দিলেও সন্দেহে থাকবেন আদায় হলো কিনা? আপনি নিশ্চিৎ জানলে চলতে পারেন।

    কোনো ফান্ডে জাকাতের টাকা না দেয়া ভালো। অন্য দানের টাকা দিন।

    রূপার দাম বের করার কিছু সমস্যা

    মহিলার টাকা নেই, শুধু স্বর্ন, তবে সাড়ে সাত তোলা না হলে জাকাত নেই।

    বিট কয়েনে জাকাত হবে।

    দান ও "রিলিফ ওয়ার্ক"

    আমার জাকাত কত হবে? -- এর উত্তর

    ৩০ হাজার টাকা নিসাব ধরলে, ৩০ হাজার টাকাও যার আছে তাকে জাকাত দেয়া যাবে না

    সন্তানদের মালের উপর জাকাত নেই, নিসাবের থেকে বেশি থাকলেও

    স্বর্নের রেট হিসাব না করে, স্বর্ন দিয়েই স্বর্নের জাকাত দিন

    শেষে ২০১২ সালের একটা পোষ্ট। তখন বলেছিলাম "আমার জীবনে কখনো জাকাত" হয় নি। :- )


    6-Aug-2019 12:14 am

    6-Aug-2019 1:29 am

    Another problem brewing. Return of 4 million Bangladeshi from Assam. Give it a few more years and we have to take them back. Like how we took 1 million Burmese back.

    No amount of Awami leaders can prevent it. Check news bellow.

    6-Aug-2019 1:29 am

    6-Aug-2019 2:07 am

    Too large cattle aren't worth it. News media right now is full of news of large cattle which are priced exorbitantly. Most of these aren't getting sold, and kept up for "next year" until those get too old. And finally when they get sold, they are sold at far less than what was offered for it previously.

    This is a loss incurring business.

    6-Aug-2019 2:07 am

    6-Aug-2019 3:30 am

    Price of cattle by live weight at 390/= per kg in Rajshahi. News in comment. You don't haggle in that farm. Or wonder if you are losing or wining in transaction. Measure the cow. And pay the price. Done. The farm will take care of the animal for free until you are ready to take it form there. Good initiative.

    In other news : Shorobor seems to have sold all of its cattle online. None left. Bengal meat still has 40% of its cattle left.

    6-Aug-2019 3:30 am

    6-Aug-2019 6:41 am

    I was wondering how are startups doing in AI-ML field. Then thought about trying some AI stuff to see if I can get somewhere. But couldn't as I lag data.

    ^^^ --- well, the above text tells of a problem, solving problem is how startups make money. And indeed, a startup has build a billion dollar business by creating data for being fed into AI-ML system.

    Link in comment.

    6-Aug-2019 6:41 am

    6-Aug-2019 7:33 am

    Remember the decapitation incident of a child in a madrasa, I ranted on a few days ago? Today's news : it was carried out by five senior students of that madrasa, who wanted to put the blame on a teacher they disliked.

    Therefore the good news : things aren't as bad as previously thought.
    Bad news : but it's 80% as bad.

    Let me end it here. Not providing any link as before.

    6-Aug-2019 7:33 am

    6-Aug-2019 12:33 pm

    কোরবানি সংক্রান্ত সকল পোষ্ট :

    এগুলো বিভিন্ন ইশু নিয়ে বিভিন্ন সময়ে করেছিলাম।
    ভাগে কোরবানি দেয়া যাবে কিনা, সেই ফতোয়া আমার জিবদ্দশায় কয়েকবার বদলিয়েছে

    কোরবানি না করে দান?

    চামড়ার দাম বিশ্বব্যপি কমছে অনকে বছর ধরে

    কোরবানির সদুপদেশ?

    চামড়া বিক্রি না করে পুরোটাই মাদ্রাসায় দান করে দিন

    এলাকায় ঈদের জামাত শেষ হলে কোরবানি দেয়া যাবে, শরিকদের কেউ নামাজ না পড়লেও

    কোরবানি আগে - এখন

    গরু বানানোর খরচ সেই বছর এমন ছিলো

    কোরবানির জন্য আমারা ভারতীয় গরুর উপর নির্ভর নই -- যে বছর প্রথম প্রমানিত হলো

    শেষে প্রথম নিজে একা গরু কেনায় অভিজ্ঞতা


    6-Aug-2019 12:33 pm

    6-Aug-2019 8:36 pm

    New Dengue patient admittance rate in BD. First it was 1000 per day. next 1500, 1600, 1800. yesterday 2100. And today 2300 new patients admitted in hospital with Dengue.

    And reported deaths in news papers. Previously daily 4 persons. Last two days 6 everyday in the whole country. And today 6 person dead in Dhaka only, not counting the rest of the country, and in half a day [12 hours].

    Remember mortality rate is 0.5%. 5 person that I know of are dead. That's only from people I know of.

    6-Aug-2019 8:36 pm

    7-Aug-2019 1:54 am

    Dil-Hajj - 5
    إذا دخل عشر ذي الحجة، فجدوا في الطاعة، فإنها أيام فضلها الله تعالى وجعل حرمة ليلها كحرمة نهارها، فمن صلى في ليلة من ليالي العشر في الثلث الأخير أربع ركعات يقرأ في كل ركعة بالحمد مرة، والمعوذتين، ويكرر سورة الإخلاص ثلاثًا، ويقرأ آية الكرسي، ويكرر ذلك في كل ركعة، فإذا فرغ من صلاته رفع يديه وقال:

    سبحان ذي العزة والجبروت،
    سبحان ذي القدرة والملكوت،
    سبحان الله الحي الذي لا يموت،
    لا إله إلا هو يحيى ويميت،
    وهو حي لا يموت،
    سبحان الله رب العباد والبلاد،
    والحمد لله حمدًا كثيرًا طيبًا مباركًا على كل حال،
    الله أكبر كبيرًا،
    ربنا جل جلاله وقدرته بكل مكان

    -قال الشيخ: يعني علمه بكل مكان -ثم يدعو بما شاء، فإن له من الأجر بإزاء من حج إلى بيت الله الحرام وزار قبر النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم -وجاهد في سبيل الله، ولم يسأل الله شيئًا إلا أعطاه إياه، وإن صلاها في كل ليلة من ليالي العشر، أحله الله تعالى الفردوس الأعلى، ومحا عنه كل سيئة، وقيل له: استأنف العمل، فإذا كان يوم عرفة، وصام نهارها، وصلى ليلها، ودعا بهذا الدعاء، وأكثر التضرع بين يدي الله تعالى يقول الله: يا ملائكتي اشهدوا أني قد غفرت له وأشركته بالحجاج إلى بيتي، قال: فتستبشر الملائكة بما يعطى الله تعالى ذلك العبد بصلاته ودعائه

    This is the 5th hadith entry I found in Guniyat At-talibin. Can't comment on it's authenticity. And I ain't translating it. Sharing it for the dua it contains in the middle.

    7-Aug-2019 1:54 am

    7-Aug-2019 2:39 am

    Man hoping to sell cow for 3 million.


    The cow died the first day in market.


    • ^ شيخ عبد القادر الجيلاني

    7-Aug-2019 2:39 am

    7-Aug-2019 6:19 pm

    Today's news : 9 doctors dead in Dengue till date.

    7-Aug-2019 6:19 pm

    7-Aug-2019 8:32 pm

    Nerve of steel. And no acrophobia.
    These are Chechens, guess the modern generation of then Tatars.
    This post had an attachment, which is now missing

    7-Aug-2019 8:32 pm

    7-Aug-2019 10:29 pm

    Slow news day. Tech jokes.

    Naming loop variables.

    The "lasso" lives on.

    7-Aug-2019 10:29 pm

    8-Aug-2019 1:07 pm

    Here's how to use an Abacus [Japanese soroban]. My simple guide.

    The basic skill is to be able of writing a number over an existing number. Which results in both getting added.

    I won't cover the basics, as this is for those that already know the basics. Just the extra stuffs :

    Here is the set of numbers you can write [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]
    To add 5 :
    Pull down the "5" bead.
    If it's already down then pull that up and pull up a "1" on its left.

    With case for 5 solved, we now have two set of remaining numbers [1,2,3,4] the low-number set, and [6,7,8,9] the high-number set.

    Convert the high into one of low number reducing it by 5.

    We now are down to [1,2,3,4].

    Pull up that many bids of "1"s from bottom. And if the number was from high set, then also pull down the "5" form top following the rule describe first.

    Can't pull up "1"s? Some of those might already be up. Then don't pull anything up. Rather pull down required "1"s as to complement the given number to 5. For example pull down 2 beads, if you can't pull up 3 beads. After that pull down the "5" as described above. Or pull up a "1" on the left column if the number was from the high number set without touching any "5".

    Done. #Math #Abacus

    8-Aug-2019 1:07 pm

    8-Aug-2019 9:20 pm

    How things change :

    20 years ago it was believed that we mostly run on cattle imported from India. If that stops, we shall starve to death and find no cattle to slaughter on Eid.

    People welcome Indian cattle import with joy. Specially when they watched news of incoming flow of Indian cattle before Eid.

    While the Indian side watched this trend with rage.

    5 years ago India-BJP-Modi ji stopped export of all indian cattle to Bangladesh. Surely now we shall all starve to death, right?

    Wrong. A very large home grown cattle industry grew up in the mean time. Fully covering demand year round and for Eid.

    Right now Indian cattle is the most unwanted thing here locally. Nobody wants it. Today's news : Border guard has been strengthened to prevent Indian cattle from entering Bangladesh. This was unthinkable five years back.

    And who's starving to death? In other news : hundreds of cattle in India are starving to death as those now can't be sold in Bangladesh.

    • FAQ : "this is extremely exaggerated, no body starves to death if he can't eat meat."
      Ans : the message is the same, regardless of the hyperbole.

    8-Aug-2019 9:20 pm

    8-Aug-2019 11:23 pm

    News : "Modi ji's very important public address to be held today."

    I said good!

    What was the message delivered? "Bollywood from now on can shoot their dance and music in Kashmir."


    Maybe I was getting too negative with India recently. Needed some positive exposure. Another news follows, "Man in India turns his car into helicopter!"

    I said Wao!!! That was my childhood dream. He finally has been able to accomplish that. Stabilizing the chopper, controlling its twist and torque, adding a control stick, learning to fly it and then convincing the government to provide a flying license!

    But, the biggest question : was the car engine strong enough to pull itself up into air? That would be a wonder if it could! Clicked to read full.

    Reads : The car can't actually fly. External decoration only.

    8-Aug-2019 11:23 pm

    9-Aug-2019 3:26 am

    Hajjis have started to move to Mina. Hajj this year has officially started. Will go on for the next 6 days. Tomorrow Saturday being the peak.

    So far looks good without any incident. Hopefully will end such.

    9-Aug-2019 3:26 am

    9-Aug-2019 6:12 am

    Dil-Hajj 8th. Start of Hajj.

    The book Guniyat tells of the following hadith on Hajj.

    وروى أن رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم -أتاه أعرابي وقال له: يا رسول الله خرجت أريد الحج ففاتنى، وأنا رجل متزر -يعني محرمًا -فمرني بما أصنع فأبلغ به الحج أو مثل أجر الحج، قال: فالتفت إليه رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم -فقال له: انظر إلى أبى قبيس، فنظر إلى أبى قبيس، قال له: فلو أن لك أبا قبيس ذهبًا أحمر وجعلته في سبيل الله ما بلغت ما بلغ الحاج

    Short translation : A man missed Hajj and asked Rasululllah ﷺ for an alternative so as to get equal rewards. He ﷺ told him "Look at the mountain Abu Qubais". This is the largest mountain that surround Qaba. The man looked at it. Then Rasululllah ﷺ said, "Even if you had as much red gold as this mountain, and distributed it all for Allah, your reward still would not reach near to that of a Hajj."

    The full text in link bellow.

    9-Aug-2019 6:12 am

    9-Aug-2019 7:37 pm

    If I had the time, I would have installed an ADS-B receiver at home. You only need a TV-Card as the receiver, and proper software.

    What it does is, it receives transponder broadcast from airplanes, giving you the ability to identify all planes flying overhead.

    You can do the same with apps like FlightRadar and FlightTracker but these again depend on some other people's ADS-B receiver that they have connected up with these apps. Having your own adds to this communal effort. Plus gives you a priority account to their services.

    But as usual, don't have the time.

    #tech #hobby

    9-Aug-2019 7:37 pm

    9-Aug-2019 10:17 pm

    Interest on money? What interest?

    As if recently some Government bonds going negative in interest rate weren't enough, which basically means you are paying the government to stow away your money -- today's news is that a Danish bank offering -0.5% interest rate for a 10 year mortgage on property purchases. That's negative point five.

    Looks like with so much money floating around, people rather are now paying money to get rid of money.

    9-Aug-2019 10:17 pm

    10-Aug-2019 12:54 am

    News : 600 tv drama films have been produced and will be broadcast by BD satellite channels on this Eid.

    Did they say 600? Well they did. And every one of these will be broadcast within the next seven days. :V

    10-Aug-2019 12:54 am

    10-Aug-2019 3:22 am

    Interesting line that I found in Guniyat :

    وأما القرآن فأنزله الله شيئًا بعد شيء على التدريج متفرقًا،
    فأول ما أمر الله المؤمنين بقوله: لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله،
    وضمن لهم إذا قالوها الجنة،
    فسمعوا وأطاعوا،
    ثم أمرهم بإقامة صلاتين ركعتين قبل طلوع الشمس وركعتين بعد غروبها،
    ثم أمرهم بالصلوات الخمس،
    ثم أمرهم بالجمعة مع الجماعة بعد الهجرة،
    ثم أمرهم بالزكاة،
    ثم أمرهم بصوم عاشوراء،
    ثم أمرهم بصوم ثلاثة أيام من كل شهر،
    ثم أمرهم بصوم شهر رمضان،
    ثم أمرهم بالجهاد،
    ثم أمرهم بالحج،
    ثم لما تمت الأوامر والنواهي أنزل الله على رسوله في حجة الوداع: {اليوم أكملت لكم دينكم} وكان ذلك يوم الجمعة، ويوم عرفة، كذلك نقل عن عمر بن الخطاب -رضي الله عنه.

    The big info here is fasting on Ashura and 3 days per month came *before* order of fasting in Ramadan. That explains a lot. Like why if fasting 30 days of Ramadan + 6 afterwards equals to fasting the whole year, then there's still an order to fast 3 days per month that counts as fasting for the whole month? Shouldn't the previous one cover it?

    I understand that 30 + 6 is the last order which we act on. And 3 days / month was prior that, if the above text and my understanding are correct.

    • http://habibur.com/kitab/gunya/390/

    10-Aug-2019 3:22 am

    10-Aug-2019 5:30 am

    As for fasting on the day of Arafah. The big question is always : should we be fasting today when it's the day of Arafah in... well in Arafah, or should we be fasting tomorrow when it's the date of Arafah as per our sighting of the moon?

    The answer :

    Hanafi/Dewbondi : Fast tomorrow, when it's Arafah as per our sighting. Check Lutfur Farazi's fatwa on his site, or any other. I have already seen 3-4 writing with the same conclusion on this topic in FB yesterday.

    Salafi/Saudi : Also fast tomorrow. Check fatwa in islamqa.info

    Only exception right now seems Ahle Hadith community's view in our country. Most of their opinion is on fasting as per Mecca's date. Possibly Matiur Rahman Madani said it in one of his video, as someone stated it. I haven't checked personally.

    As usual, I am intentionally avoiding all argument on each side supporting their own view. Rather just stating their final conclusion.

    • কোন প্রথম লাইন?
    • Yeah, right. Translation is correct. It says during the period of Mecca only Fajar and Magrib prayers were ordered.

    10-Aug-2019 5:30 am

    10-Aug-2019 1:45 pm

    We now are two days before Eid. Generally by this time our garage would get filled up by cattle purchased by others. It's empty still, though half the day has passed. And all the purchased cattle that we used to see bound on the street, those aren't there either.

    I guess there would be a big rush on the last day, tomorrow.

    10-Aug-2019 1:45 pm

    10-Aug-2019 3:54 pm

    Hajj khutba was exceptionally short this year. Like for 15 minutes instead of 90 minutes in other years. Gone are the "Ittaqi Allah" "Fear Allah" calls to Muslims.

    And best of all, gone are the end Dua for the ummah! "Allahuman siril muslimin" "Oh God! Help the Muslims".

    Not surprising. Which government will allow dua in this environment?

    Mark this sermon as a sign of change. Sign of the coming days.

    Reminds me: Imams will stop giving sermon on Dajjal, before his arrival.

    Keep watching.

    10-Aug-2019 3:54 pm

    10-Aug-2019 7:16 pm

    Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide. Sometime I feel all the conspiracy theories in the world aren't false. Just that they want us to believe those are false.

    10-Aug-2019 7:16 pm

    10-Aug-2019 10:51 pm

    Special night. Lets forget the enmity within us, and lean our hearts to Allah. My judgement will be on my heart. And only I am responsible for my deeds.

    He is there always to accept our repentance as long as He has given us this life and this time.

    10-Aug-2019 10:51 pm

    11-Aug-2019 1:32 am

    Monitoring bovine security with a security cam.

    Cattle price dropped after evening today. And most of everyone has purchased their.

    11-Aug-2019 1:32 am

    11-Aug-2019 11:51 am

    Cattle market :

    Price fell 40% after yesterday evening when it was 36 hours to Eid. And at that moment every one around us seem to have purchased their one.

    None of the very large cattle with catchy names are selling. One seller reported "Not one buyer asked for its price, except for news reporters." Other said, "People buy meat year round at 500 taka, but won't take my extra large bull for 150 per kg."

    Many of those large cattle are already 4 year old. Taking it back to try it next year might not work.

    I would say not bad. These cattle fattening projects should stop. And death of a very large bull early in this market which created news title didn't help the traders.

    11-Aug-2019 11:51 am

    11-Aug-2019 2:35 pm

    11-Aug-2019 6:00 pm

    Cattle market :

    12 hours before market close. News : a lot of stock in the market still unsold, and no customer. Everyone that planned to purchase one has already got his.

    Indicating price will further collapse in the last hours.

    This is good. Next years it will incentivize the traders to sell their stock on the early days of trade, and not hold and wait for a last night spike, which everyone currently does now.

    Interestingly when we used to receive supply of Indian cattle, cattle price used to spike in the last day due to shortage of supply and that happened for four years in row.

    And now when BD is producing its own, the price is collapsing due to oversupply. This now happening two years in a row.

    11-Aug-2019 6:00 pm

    11-Aug-2019 11:06 pm

    "গরুর হাট"

    ৩৮ মন ওজনের "বীর বাহাদুর"। ৫ দিন আগে "দাম ২৫ লাখ"। শেষে আজকে বিকালে বিক্রি হয়েছে ৬ লাখ। প্রতি কেজির দাম পড়লো ৩৯৫/=

    আরেক গরু ৩৮ মনের "যুবরাজ"। ৫ দিন আগে, "দাম ৪০ লাখ, ২৭ লাখ পর্যন্ত উঠেছে।"

    ভালো। আজকের ভিডিও : মালিক বেসামাল হয়ে পড়ছে, তাই এখন এখানে নেই। তদারককারির কথা "কোনো একজন ক্রেতাও এটার কোনো দাম বলে নি এখন পর্যন্ত।" তবে ২৭ লাখ কোথা থেকে আসলো?

    গাবতলিতে ১০ লাখ টাকার উপর দাম গরু ছিলো ১০০ টা। সবগুলোর একেকটা নাম দেয়া। ব্যনার টাংগানো। বিক্রি হয়েছে ৫ টা। বাকি কোনোটাই বিক্রি হয় নি।

    শেষে ২৮ মনের গরু। বলছে, "তিন লাখের নিচে হলেও বিক্রি করে দেবো।" মানে কেজি প্রতি ২৭০/=

    এই গরুগুলো আবার সামনের বছর উঠবে। বয়স আরো এক বছর বেশি। সংগে এই সাইজের নতুন আরো আরো কিছু গরু। স্বপ্ন ঘুরতে থাকে এই ভাবে। যেই লোক গরু আর মেয়ে নিয়ে এসে ফটো সেশন করেছিলো "এই গরু বিক্রি করে এই মেয়ের বিয়ে দেবো"। না সেটাও বিক্রি হয় নি।

    সমস্যা কি? ডিমান্ড সাপ্লাইয়ের খেতা পুড়ি। ব্যপারিদের দাবি, "সমস্যা হলো সিন্ডিকেট"।

    কিন্তু কে সিন্ডিকেট করে কার গরুর দাম কমালো?

    "এই এগ্রো ফার্ম ওয়ালারা সিন্ডিকেটি করে তাদর পরিচিতদের কাছে গরু বিক্রি করে", তাই ব্যপারিরা বিক্রি করতে পারে না। ব্যসিক্যলি "সরোবোর" হলো সিন্ডিকেট।

    ঈদের আগে ঢাকার এক এগ্রো ফার্মের রেট ছিলো সাধারন গরু ৪০০ টাকা কেজি। আর ৬০০ কেজির উপরের বড় গরু ৬০০ টাকা কেজি।

    "কিন্তু বড় জিনিসের দাম কেজিতে কিছু কম হবে না?"
    "গরুর হাটে লজিক আনছেন কেন? এগুলো কিতাবে রাইখেন এইখানে চলে না।"

    শেষে এখন ব্যপারিরা বড় গরু কেজি প্রতি ছোট গরুর অর্ধেক দামে হলেও বিক্রি করবে।

    বড় গরুর ব্যপারিদের জন্য ব্যক্তিগত ভাবে আমার সিমপেথি নেই। এগুলো ইনজেকশন মারা, এস্টরয়েড দেয়া।

    কেমনে বুঝলাম?

    খবর : "গাবতলীর অধিকাংশ পশুই স্টেরয়েডমুক্ত : র‌্যাব"

    এর মানে আমি বুঝি সবগুলোই স্টেরয়েড যুক্ত। আমার বুঝার ভুল ধরতে পারেন [blink emo]

    শেষে নামকরা বিশাল গরু যে দামে বিক্রি হচ্ছে সেক্ষেত্রে আমি আর কিছু টাকা যোগ করে একটা বিখ্যাত গরু কিনতে পারতাম। পত্রিকা গুলোতে এইসব গরুর কাহিনি যে হারে প্রচারিত হয়েছে তাতে কেনার পরে আমার ছবি সহ গরুর ছবিও পত্রিকায় ছাপানো হয়ে যেতো।

    "যুবরাজ বিক্রি হয়ে গিয়েছে। কিনেছেন সানজির হাবিব। উনি বিখ্যাত ..." একটু নিচু হয়ে আস্তে, "... কি করেন যেন আপনি?"


    "... হ্যা বিখ্যাত ফেসবুকিস্ট।"

    • বড় বড় শিংওয়ালা হাড্ডিসার গরুগুলো ইন্ডিয়ান গরু। এবার ঈদে আসেনি। আগে যেগুলো এসেছিলো সেগুলো পেলে বড় করে কিছু বিক্রি হয়েছে। তবে কম।
    • মানে হাসপাতালে যারা চাকরি করে সবারই কমন নাম "ডাক্তার" :-)

    11-Aug-2019 11:06 pm

    12-Aug-2019 2:37 pm

    Here's how things have gone so far :

    Hajj : Heavy rain in the mid summer noon as soon as the time of Arafah in Hajj started, which brought down the temperature. And a colorful rainbow in the sky of Qaba. Though not many were present on that point to watch it.

    No mass death, or accident report from Hajj yet, which was a common occurrence from '90 to '10.

    And in BD, everyone seems to be happy with their purchase and most of the cattle have been slaughtered with meat processed and divided.

    So far so good.

    12-Aug-2019 2:37 pm

    12-Aug-2019 4:26 pm

    Story : The man and his wife

    Man had a friend, he visited once every year. One year he visited and knocked. Friend's wife replied "He is out to chop wood." and then burst with her anger towards her husband.

    As the man waited outside, his friend returned after a while, surprisingly carrying the chopped wood on the back of lion. They entered home, the friend ordered the lion to go back, and then had meal together and talked, all while the friend's wife curses from behind and the man replying nothing.

    The man was astonished watching how much patience his friend had.

    Next year.

    The man visited again. But first he visited the jungle to watch how his friend was coping with the lion. He was astonished to watch the lion is now wild, and everyone in the jungle scared of it.

    He went back to his friend's home, and knocked. He heard a very polite voice of his wife welcoming him in and telling him that his friend is in the jungle and will return shortly.

    Surely he did, carrying the wood on his own back visibly tiered and in hardship.

    They entered home, had launch and talk. The man finally asked his friend what happened?

    He replied, "My wife was bad mannered. And because I was patient on it, Allah rewarded me making the animals in the jungle obedient. She died last year and I married a new woman who's good mannered. But as a result I have lost the reward which God had provided me previously."

    The man said, "I visited the jungle a while ago and watched that lion. It was wild, everyone scared of it."

    Friend replied, "True. Previously I was scared at home. And Allah made the jungle peaceful for me. Now I am in peace at home, but then Allah has made the jungle scary for me."

    Lesson : Don't worry, don't complain and be patient. Allah will compensate you on some other side, for that He didn't provide you on one side.

    That's what I understood from the Arabic of the video attached.

    Good lesson for our many brothers that have something to complain on their wife. And our would-be-bridegrooms that worry too much on their future as to get stunned.

    Lesson on many sides should I say.


    This post had an attachment, which is now missing
    • ^ Guess we don't have a choice here to make. :-)

    12-Aug-2019 4:26 pm

    13-Aug-2019 6:04 am

    Watch for India :
  • Anti 3-talaq bill [Done]
  • Annexation of Kashmir [Done]
  • Anti religious conversion bill.
  • Babri temple building bill.
  • Displacing 4 million from Assam and pushing them back into BD.

    Watch for Afghanistan :

  • Taliban-USA agreement : talks on going. No deal reached.

    HK-China :

  • Invasion or no-invasion? Troops are already on HK border.

    Iran :

  • All quite on the Irani front.

    13-Aug-2019 6:04 am

  • 13-Aug-2019 2:23 pm

    A Boeing 787 took off. One of it's engine burst into fragments, dropping all the debris over the city bellow hitting 25 car and 12 home.

    It finally landed safely. Note that most planes can fly with one engine, and can land without downing the wheels if necessary. Those are designed as such.

    But bad news for Boeing at an odd time when everyone was watching it for trouble.


    13-Aug-2019 2:23 pm

    13-Aug-2019 2:50 pm

    "গরুর চামড়া"

    চাহিদা নেই। ৪০ বছর আগে মানুষ যে রকম চামড়ার জুতাকে আভিজাত্যের প্রতিক হিসাবে দেখতো এখন আর সেরকম নেই। সব কেডস আর রেকসিন। বিদেশে চাহিদা আরো কম, কারন সবাই পশুপ্রেমি। চামড়া ব্যবহারকে খারাপ চোখে দেখা হয়।

    "কিন্তু চামড়া অনেক দিন টেকে, রেকসিন..."

    মানুষ এখন বেশি দিন টেকে এমন কিছু কেনে না। কিনে কিছু দিন ব্যবহার করে ফেলে দেয়, এর পর নতুন। নষ্ট হয় না বলে পুরানো জিনিস ফেলে নতুন কিনতে পারছি না -- একে মনে করে আরেক জ্বালা।

    "মাদ্রাসাগুলো নিজেরা যদি একটা ট্যানারি কারখানা দিতো"

    তবে তারা এই বাজার রেটেই কিনতো এখন যা আছে। এর থেকে বেশি রেটে না। আর টেনারিগুলো কত প্রফিট করছে সেই হিসাব আগে জেনে নিতে হবে। নয়তো আবেগে আবার ধরা।

    "চামড়া পুতে ফেলেন।"

    খারাপ সমাধান না। শহর হলে ড্রাষ্টবিনে ফেলে দিন। কারন দুইশ টাকা দিয়ে যে চামড়া মাদ্রাসা বিক্রি করবে, সেটা মাদ্রাসায় আমাকে দিয়ে আসতে রিকশা ভাড়া দিতে হবে ২০০, ঈদের দিন ভাড়া বেশি, আর চামড়ার রক্তে রিকশা নষ্ট হবে। রিকশাওয়ালাকে এগুলো পরিষ্কার করতে কষ্ট করতে হবে। তাই চামড়া ফেলে দিয়ে মাদ্রাসায় ক্যশ ২০০ টাকা দিয়ে দিন। একই হলো।

    "চামড়া নিজে প্রসেস করা যায় না?"

    যায় তবে কষ্টকর। এজন্য নিজে করি না। এর উপর ঈদের দিনের গোস্ত প্রসেসের ব্যস্ততা। তবে টিউটরিয়াল আছ বহু নেটে, ইউটুবে।

    চামড়া নিয়ে রাগ দেখানো, কাল্পনিক "সিন্ডিকেটকে" গালা গালি করা এসব করে লাভ নেই। সিন্ডিকেট আপনি ভেঙ্গে দিতে পারেন নিজে চামড়া কিনে। কেউ আপনাকে বাধা দিচ্ছে না। আপনি সেটা করবেন না। আমি যা করবো না সেটা আরেকজন কেন করে না সেই রাগ দেখানো আমার কাজ না।


    কোনো ইন্ডাস্ট্রি যদি দাড়িয়ে যেতো যারা কোরবানির দিনে গরুর চামড়া নিয়ে প্রোসেসিং চার্জ নিয়ে প্রোসেস করে আবার মালিককে ফেরত দিয়ে দেবে, তবে আমি তাদের সার্ভিস নিতাম। ৮০ হাজার টাকার গরুর চামড়ার জন্য ৫ হাজার টাকা খরচ করতে রাজি আছি যদি সেটা প্রসেস করে বহু বছর কার্পেট হিসাবে ব্যবহার করতে পারি। একটা সাধারন কার্পেটের দাম যেহেতু ১০ হাজার টাকা।

    • ^ যতটুকু চলে তার থেকে সাপ্লাই চারগুন বেশি। তাই চামড়া কেনায় দাম নেই।
    • ^ indeed. this one was roles royce engine, and some other 787 use a different manufacture's engine. but brand degradation in the eyes of passengers remain, which is the concern.

    13-Aug-2019 2:50 pm

    13-Aug-2019 5:01 pm

    Points on cattle skin [hide] market :

    Over the last 20 years, a lot of nations have turned into "meat eating nation" due to economic progress, which previously weren't. China for example one. Also in BD total number of cattle slaughtered is increasing. This is a world wide phenomenon.

    Resulting in large increase in live stock production and thus creating a over supply of hides.

    On the other hand hide usage for shoes and bags are decreasing. No one wants to be identified as an "animal skin user" in the west. Especially when there are better fabric alternates.

    Resulting in an over supply of hides.

    In USA farmers used to sell hides to dealers. While now they mostly are digging and burying those, as price fell significantly.

    You can get more info on the net. I shared some few years back.

    13-Aug-2019 5:01 pm

    13-Aug-2019 7:56 pm

    খবর : আড়তে ৩০০ চামড়া নিয়ে এসেছে দুইজন প্রতিটা ৪০০ টাকা করে কিনে। আড়ৎদার কেউ কিনবে না। শেষে একজন দাম দিতে চেয়েছে ২০ টাকা প্রতিটা আস্ত চামড়া [প্রতি বর্গফুট না]। কিছুক্ষন অপেক্ষা করে "২০ টাকাই বেচবো, যা আছে দুনিায়ায়" তাদের মন রাজি। কিন্তু তখন আর ঐ ২০ টাকা রেট দেয়া আড়তদারকেও খুজে পাওয়া যাচ্ছে না। সেও পলিয়েছে, ঐ রেটে সে আর কিনবে না।

    প্রথম আলোর খবর। :V

    এইটা ভালো। চামড়ার ব্যবসায় এর পর আর এলাকার সন্ত্রাসিদের খুজে পাওয়া যাবে না। তাদের নতুন ব্যবসা খুজতে হপে। :V

    13-Aug-2019 7:56 pm

    13-Aug-2019 8:22 pm

    I ordered my cattle online this year. The service provider slaughtered it on Eid day, processed the meat, and home delivered the next day.

    Good service should I say. Recommend.

    FAQ : Which service provider?
    A. Bengal meat.

    Q. What was the charge?
    A. Processing and delivery charge was 20k. Which you have to pay extra over price of the cattle.

    Q. What was the price of the cattle?
    A. You can check price of their cattle online, on their site.

    13-Aug-2019 8:22 pm

    13-Aug-2019 9:39 pm

    On #argument #debate

    quote ___
    As what is narrated about another great Tabi`i, Muhammad ibn Sirin, displays:

    (ودخل رجلان على محمد بن سيرين من أهل الأهواء ، فقالا : يا أبا بكر نحدثك ، قال : لا ، قالا : فنقرأ عليك آية من كتاب الله عز وجل ، قال : لا ، لتقومن عني أو لأقومنَّ ، فقام الرجلان فخرجا)
    "Two men of the Ahl al-Ahwa' (literally "those who follow their whims", a term used for people of heretical ideas) approached Muhammad ibn Sirin and said to him, 'O Abu Bakr (the kunya of Ibn Sirin), we would like to discuss with you.' He replied, 'Nope.' They then insisted, 'Then let us recite to you verses from the Book of God.' He responded, 'No. Either you leave me alone, or I'll leave.' So the two men got up and left."

    You're under no obligation to constantly argue with people who want to spread nonsense. Not only are you under no such obligation, you foolishly pollute your heart by engaging in it.

    Just say no.
    ____ end.

    This one tells a lot on how we should behave when one approaches with "I am asking because I want to know" type of argument.

    It's never he wants to know anything. It's always "he wants to teach everyone things that his bros taught him as correct."

    I don't have a problem with bros teaching. But have problem with those fake "want to know, honestly" type of approach. Cause that's a start with a lie.

    • https://www.facebook.com/shibli.zaman.page/posts/10156142070960810

    13-Aug-2019 9:39 pm

    13-Aug-2019 10:31 pm

    সিন্ডিকেটের সর্বশেষ খবর : মাগনা চামড়া দিলেও তারা আর নিচ্ছে না। চট্টগ্রামে ১ লক্ষ চামড়া রাস্তায় পড়ে আছে। কেউ নেয়ার নেই।

    আর দাম?

    কোরবানির আগে ধারনা : দাম এবার অনেক কম হবে। ৮০০ টাকা পিস।
    কোরবানির দিন : ৩০০-৪০০ টাকায় বিক্রি।
    দিনের শেষে অনলাইনে আলোচনা : কেউ কেউ ২০০ টাকা পর্যন্ত অফার দেয়। কি দুঃসাহস।
    ফেসবুকে ভিডিও : ব্রিজের উপর একজন লাইভ। চামড়া ব্যপারি বললো ১৫/= পিস করে নিবো। সে বললো "দিলাম না তোদের মতো বদমাশদের, দে ফালাইয়া সব নিচে নদিতে।" লাইভে চামড়া ফেলার দৃশ্য।
    অনলাইনে খবর : মাদ্রাসা ৮০০ চামড়া পুতে ফেলছে।
    আজকে দুপুরে খবর : ২০ টাকায় বিক্রি হচ্ছে না চামড়া। সবই সিন্ডিকেটরে ভাই সবই সিন্ডিকেট।
    রাতে খবর : একজন ১০ টাকা পিসে কিনে নেয়ার জন্য কাকুতি মিনতি করছে পায়ে ধরছে। তাও সিন্ডিকেট কিনবে না।
    এখন খবর : রাস্তার উপর পরিত্যক্ত ১ লক্ষ চামড়া। সিটি কর্পোরেশন পরিষ্কার করে শেষ করতে পারছে না।

    সমস্ত আগের খবরের ব্যখ্যা পরের খবরে আসে :

    ১০ টাকায়ও কিনবে না? রাস্তায় লাখ চামড়া মাগনা পাওয়া গেলে ১০ টাকায় চামড়া কোন পাগলে কিনবে?

    ব্রিজের উপর যারা ১৫ টাকা অফার করেছিলো? তারা তখনকার মার্কেট রেটেই অফার করেছিলো। ঠকানোর কিছু নেই।

    মাদ্রাসা ৮০০ পিস চামড়া পুতে ফেলেছে? সিটি কর্পোরেশন রাস্তার লক্ষ চামড়া নিয়ে কি করবে? তারাও পুতে ফেলবে।

    তাই শেষে পুতে ফেলতে হবে, সেটা আমি করি, মাদ্রাসাকে দিয়ে করাই জনগনের দানের টাকায়, অথবা সিটি কর্পোরেশন জনগনের ট্যক্সের টাকায় করুক।

    এর পর?

    বাংগালি আত্মতুষ্টি খুজবে "সিন্ডিকেট"-কে দায়ি করে। "আমরা বুদ্ধিমান সিন্ডিকেট বুঝি। বেক্কলরা সিন্ডিকেট বুঝে না।"

    • https://www.prothomalo.com/economy/article/1609235/
    • এইটা গতবছর দিলে এখন কাজ হতো। এখন পিঠ বাচাচ্ছে। লাভ হবে না। ক্ষতি যা হবার হয়ে গিয়েছে।
    • ^ গত বছর এর ইন্ডিকেশন ছিলো। চামড়ার দাম প্রায় মাগনা। শুধু পরিবহন খরচটা দিয়ে দিয়েছে। এই বছর পরিবহন খরচ দেয়ার মতো কেউ ছিলো না।

    13-Aug-2019 10:31 pm

    14-Aug-2019 1:44 am

    মোটামুটি এবার কান্না দিয়ে শেষ হলো ঢাকার ঈদ।

    বিশাল গরুর ব্যপারিদের কান্না।
    চামড়া ব্যপারিদের কান্না।

    তবে আমি এখনো বলবো এগুলো কিছু অস্বাভাবিকতাকে আল্লাহ তায়ালা স্বাভাবিক করছেন।

    ছোট গরু ধুমায়ে বিক্রি হয়েছে। বিশেষ করে ৬০ হাজার টাকার ঘরে যেগুলো।

    আর গরুর চামড়া গোস্ত বিক্রি নিষেধ। একটা হাদিসে চামড়া গোস্ত একসাথে নিষেধ করা হয়েছে। হানাফিতে যদি কেউ গোস্ত বিক্রি করে ফেলে তবে সেই টাকা দান করে দিতে হবে। গোস্ত দিয়ে লিখলাম যেন বোধে আসে। চামড়ার হুকুম একই। আমরা এখন চামড়া বিক্রি করাটাকেই নিয়ম-কালচার বানিয়ে ফেলেছিলাম যে কারনে আল্লাহ তায়ালা ধরা খাইয়ে লাইনে ফিরিয়ে আনছেন।

    এতদিন আমি গরুর চামড়া আস্ত মাদ্রাসায় দান করে দিতাম, বিক্রি না করে। আর গতবার খাসি দিয়েছিলো, চামড়াগুলো এমনি একজন যে চেয়েছে তাকে দিয়ে দিয়েছি। সে বিক্রি করলে আমার দোষ নেই। যেমন ফকিরদের গোস্ত দান করলে তারা রেইলগেইটে গিয়ে বিক্রি করলে আমার দোষ নেই।

    এলাকার ছেলেপেলে বুঝাতো "আমার কাছে বিক্রি করে ঐ টাকাটাই মাদ্রাসায় দিয়ে দেন"।

    আমি পাল্টা বুঝাতাম "গরুর গোস্ত বিক্রি করে, টাকাটা কি তোমরা কখনো ফকিরদের দান করো?"

    পথ পাবার চেষ্টা। এটাই শেষ কথা তা না।
    হয়তো পরে পথ আবার বদলাতে পারে।
    কিন্তু দেখতে দেখতে শিক্ষা। মৃত্যু পর্যন্ত।

    14-Aug-2019 1:44 am

    14-Aug-2019 1:39 pm

    Purchased a pressure washer to clean the garage. Previously after Eid day, a sharp stink existed for a few weeks on the ground floor.

    Right now there's none.

    14-Aug-2019 1:39 pm

    14-Aug-2019 11:21 pm

    Economy :

    - In China-USA chicken run, USA seems to have blinked. Trump delays new tax on China until Dec, as US economy suffers. DOW dropped 2.8% today.

    - Argentine peso was once pegged with dollar 1:1. When that peg was broken, riots started on the street which was extensively covered by media and analysts for months. Today's news you need to pay 60 peso to buy a dollar.

    - As if North Korean crisis wasn't enough, there's a very bad trade war going on between South Korea and Japan, the supposed alliance against North Korea.

    14-Aug-2019 11:21 pm

    15-Aug-2019 1:15 am

    Hydroponics vs Malthus :

    When Malthusians were claiming the end is near, it was time for the arrival of fertilizers in the 60s. Food production boomed geometrically. proving his theory wrong for some time to come.

    But that still has an end, right? There's a limit how much a given area of land can output food in a given time -- the later articles read.

    And now : who uses land for food production anyway?

    I was watching a video on youtube how a cattle farm in BD was producing cow feed using hydroponics. Layers of layers of vertical steel trays. No soil or fertilizer needed. Only watered continuously. And 1.5 kg of corn, turned into 8 kg of green grass in 10 days. No artificial lighting, no green house. Just open space.

    That's how BD can produce enough cattle feed without any land. And where from did they learn the technique? They said from youtube!

    Thanos can wait a bit longer before his snap.

    15-Aug-2019 1:15 am

    15-Aug-2019 2:53 am

    Short clips of heavy rain and water rush from this Hajj. Even the pedestrian tunnels got flooded.

    15-Aug-2019 2:53 am

    15-Aug-2019 2:35 pm

    Eid al-azha marks the date of hanging of Saddam :

    I wasn't a fan of Saddam in his lifetime. I saw him as torturous, murderous, anti-Islamic. But truth be told a lot of good works had been done in the history of Islam by murderous dictators too. Specially in hard times, people get a merciless leader, or better say "deserves" one.

    And such I am not listing Saddam's good deeds, but one thing now astonishes me is finding out how a large number of Iraqis praise him online for all his good works, and miss him on his death.

    Maybe he personally changed a lot in later years, while I know him only from his early years. Or maybe, Iraq always deserves a ruthless leader for it to be stable, I don't know.

    On his hanging stage Saddam declared, "Iraq can't survive without me." That was true for more than a decade after his death, when the whole country got torn into pieces by fractional in-fights.

    But right now they seem to have more and less, found their balance.

    Remembering Saddam on this day.

    15-Aug-2019 2:35 pm

    15-Aug-2019 4:01 pm

    The death of he-who-shouldn't-be-named is one of the most early memory I had from my childhood. I was 5 yo then. No TV in most houses. And people used to get their news from radio most of which were broken and old, but regardless did their job.

    That's how we got that news, and everyone was then talking of it. I have seen the environment then, and seen how people reacted.

    And even earlier memory was of the famine of that time and starving people arriving at our home asking for water from washed rice [ভাতের মাড়], and never the rice itself.

    Once you pass through real hardship, these petty things of our modern time don't matter much.

    And God doesn't give power to people He loves. That's another law spoken by a companion during a historic hard time for Muslims. Remembering which will help us to make sense of all the things that's happening around the world, or are about to happen.

    May Allah guide and protect us all in our lifetime.

    15-Aug-2019 4:01 pm

    15-Aug-2019 7:55 pm

    Walk : 11 km walk at a pace of 11 min/km. Took 2 hours.

    // what's the point of doing exercise, if you can't brag on your achievement online? :V

    15-Aug-2019 7:55 pm

    15-Aug-2019 9:21 pm

    Cowhide :

    Now before you enthusiastic jump in into hide business, let me present some analysis. And I am putting it down in English so that those that can't grok won't read it, and we save a lot of time avoiding un-necessary arguments.

    Now 20 years back a cattle price 15k. Its hide sold for 1,500/=. That's 10% of the cattle price. Now due to inflation price of everything has increased. That cow now gets sold for 80k. And with that rate its hide should have been priced at 12k BTD. In reality it's getting sold for 500/=, and people are upset for not getting 1k for it.

    This large drop in price is itself an indication of the value these hides hold in the market. Even if the next year it gets sold for 800/=, they are still taking it almost for free, as collection, transport and the salting cost won't be covered by it.

    This in a situation where 1 kg of meat sells at 500 to 600 taka. And meat distributed on Eid are conventionally sold at 30% higher price for it's high quality. Basically you have distributed more value to each of the poor meat collectors on that day by giving 1 kg of meat each, and paid the Madrasa less than the price of 1 kg of meat by handing over the 20 kg weighted hide to them.

    15-Aug-2019 9:21 pm

    15-Aug-2019 10:15 pm

    Funny pics.

    "ইখতেলাফ আছে"

    Parenting, 21st century style.

    Got it.

    Just realized how bad a father I was, failing to do the second and third task all my life.

    Positive side of women empowerment.

    • The horror.

    15-Aug-2019 10:15 pm

    15-Aug-2019 11:53 pm

    President of Ivory Coast, a state in Africa with 40% muslim population, performing Hajj. He can be seen lying on the street on the night of Mujdalifa with others.

    He was offered state sponsored Hajj, he declined.
    And then was offered special guest treatment by Saudi King, he declined that too.

    Rather decided to perform Hajj with his own money, like this.

    May Allah forgive us all, even though there are good people and bad people with in us.

    We all shall return to Him.


    15-Aug-2019 11:53 pm

    16-Aug-2019 5:53 am

    War :

    - Afghanistan is a mess. Even if Talibans make a deal with USA on power share, it will result into a split between the Talibans, and the part that disagrees will break away and continue with their war against the rest. Maybe it's already happening.

    - India is executing Kashmiris following Israel's rule book. more likely with their consultation and guidance. Exactly like how they punish Palestinians. I am not quoting news titles on their acts.

    - Syria is flaring up again. With Turkey, Russia, USA, Israel, Iran in action. Daily reports and videos of some state-power bombing and killing someone else on land. But I have no idea who's fighting whom.

    16-Aug-2019 5:53 am

    16-Aug-2019 1:58 pm

    Looks like the good days of Russia's war machinery has faced its first hurdle as soon as Russia braced India in the Kashmir struggle. <-- maybe this co-relation doesn't prove causation, but anyway : -)

    Couple of years back Putin demoed two deadly weapons, one of which was a nuclear powered missile. That's nuclear "powered" not "warhead". The big point was that it can fly indefinitely on air going around the globe and strike America from unexpected direction.

    Too good to be true? Well might be.

    A test of that missile caused a large nuclear explosion in mid air in Russia. You read that right, nuclear explosion. And radiation spiked. Which now can be detected form Europe.

    Within that same period a very large explosion took place in an arms depot in Siberia, which from afar looked more like a nuclear explosion taking place than conventional explosive. And three days later another second large explosion took place there.

    But the later ones might not be nuclear, the first one was.

    16-Aug-2019 1:58 pm

    16-Aug-2019 10:27 pm

    8 km at 10 mins/km. This one was non-stop. All previous had a break for Prayers.

    As for a pace of 10 mins/km, that was my average speed when I was young. A few days of practice and seem to be nearing that, again : -)

    16-Aug-2019 10:27 pm

    17-Aug-2019 1:24 am

    ফ্রেন্ড রিকু সংক্রান্ত সকল পোষ্ট :


    17-Aug-2019 1:24 am

    17-Aug-2019 1:45 am

    All my life I had been believing I walked no less than 8 to 10 km to school -- everyday, and then returned walking. It was so far from home.

    Today I opened google maps, figured out the route I took to school. Even though the roads have changed, traces from the old road are still there. And then measured the distance.

    Big surprise, it was 2 km. :-)

    17-Aug-2019 1:45 am

    17-Aug-2019 2:20 pm

    সৌদি ছাপা কোরআন শরিফ পড়ার উপর সকল পোষ্ট :

    কেন সৌদি প্রিন্ট [উথমানি প্রিন্ট] পড়া সুবিধাজনক?

    দুই পেশ - কোথায় গুন্নাহ হবে বা হবে না, দেখানো থাকে

    নুন সাকিন - কোথায় গুন্নাহ হবে বা হবে না, দেখানো থাকে

    মিম সাকিন - কোথায় গুন্নাহ হবে বা হবে না, দেখানো থাকে

    দুই জের-জবর : এর কোথায় গুন্নাহ হবে আর কোথায় হবে না, সেটাও দেখানো থাকে।

    হাফেজি পড়ার সময় কোনটা দেখে পড়বো - সে আলোচনা


    17-Aug-2019 2:20 pm

    18-Aug-2019 12:31 am

    Forget all those gold framed apple watches. Planning to go for Mi Band 4, for fitness tracking.

    Q. "What can it do that my mobile can't"
    Nothing. It's just a convenient way to look at your mobile screen without pulling it out from pocket.

    It has a heart rate monitor. But so does your mobile. You need to hold your finger on the mobile camera for 10 secs and run an app. This one is just convenient.

    And here goes my old beloved Casio watch out. I had been using it for 3 years without a battery change and its still running fine on solar. The straps aren't torn, while all old casio watches I wore in the 90s were torn in 6 months. The face has got scratches, but the big positive -- I never had to charge it.

    This digital watch will need a recharge every 20 days.

    • Available in BD at any Xiaomi cell phone shop for 2,500/=, I guess. Can confirm later, inshaAllah.
    • Junnun Karim how are those sales centers better? Sells at a cheaper rate than others? or something else?

    18-Aug-2019 12:31 am

    18-Aug-2019 1:00 pm

    All negative news. I don't see a point in sharing any of those. Call me up when someone stands his ground, gives a fight and is winning.

    18-Aug-2019 1:00 pm

    18-Aug-2019 4:02 pm

    After its own OS, Huawei today has come up with its own maps app too. And unlike what I assumed previously, Huawei's OS wasn't a fork of Android. It's built form scratch and they had been working on it for many years. This sanction pushed them to polish it and release.

    Personally speaking, I would rather let the Chinese government spy on me, instead of the USA gov. :V

    18-Aug-2019 4:02 pm

    18-Aug-2019 4:33 pm

    Facebook and Twitter have their South-East Asian moderators and admins all based in India. Basically FB use Indian call centers and other services.

    And these Indians will ban your Facebook or Twitter account if you post anything supporting Kashmir.

    Just be aware who you are dealing with. It isn't the BD gov that will block you.

    This post had an attachment, which is now missing

    18-Aug-2019 4:33 pm

    18-Aug-2019 10:20 pm

    19-Aug-2019 2:43 pm

    Dengue deaths : all from a single news paper's front page of today's edition.

    Man in Mymensing Medical

    Man in Khulna Medical

    Women in Rajshani Medical

    Woman in Holy Family Hospital

    Man in Faridpur Medical

    Man in Shirajgang Hospital

    19-Aug-2019 2:43 pm

    19-Aug-2019 9:28 pm

    19-Aug-2019 11:21 pm

    কিছু খারাপ নিদর্শন :

    [ প্রচন্ড ইনডাইরেক্ট কিছু কথা লিখছি নিচে। মারফতি কথা। অধিকাংশ মানুষ এগুলো পড়ে যা বুঝবে আমি তা বলি নি। তাই ইগনোর করে যান এই পোষ্ট। ধরে নিন আপনার জন্য বলা হয় নি, এখানে ব্যাখ্যা করার উপায় নেই, এবং ইনবক্স-আউট বক্স কোনো বক্সে কারো প্রশ্নের জবাব দিতে ইচ্ছুক না। সবাই আমরা দৌড়ের উপর আছি। ]

    - আন্তর্জাতিক হিউমেন রাইটস অর্গানাইজেশন আবার এই দেশের পুলিশ কাষ্টডিতে নিহতদের নিয়ে উচ্চ-বাচ্য করছে। যে সব কথা গত ১০ বছর ধরে ছিলো না।

    - প্রথম আলো আবার মোবাইল কোর্ট, পুলিশি রিমান্ড, জেলের পরিবেশ এগুলো নিয়ে "সংবিধান কি বলে আমরা কি করি" টাইপের খবর ছাপানো আরম্ভ করেছে।

    - জেল খানার জালেম জেলারদের হটাৎ করে সরানো আরম্ভ হয়েছে এবং পরিবেশ চাদাবাজি এগুলো কিছু কিছু ঠিক করা হচ্ছে। যেমন পত্রিকায় কুমিল্লা, চট্রগ্রামের খবর।

    সবগুলো সামনের জন্য খারাপ নিদর্শন।

    দেখতে থাকেন।

    19-Aug-2019 11:21 pm

    20-Aug-2019 6:12 am

    Found a post in Arabic on Ivory coast's president's Hajj. Translated it into English and posted it. Reading that some of my followers translated it into Bengali and re-posted it. Then I watched a few celebrities posting it. And now an online news paper made a short article on it.

    Those that say I don't have any influence on the community should take note :-)

    20-Aug-2019 6:12 am

    20-Aug-2019 6:30 am

    In an Arab community Imam of the mosque saying his Fajar [dawn] prayers alone and no followers.

    20-Aug-2019 6:30 am

    20-Aug-2019 4:32 pm

    News : Number of Chinese GPS satellites [ BeiDou ] now outnumbers the USA one. And China plans to launch 10 more within the next year.

    This comes as a surprise watching how much tech has improved. USA's GPS system at that time was considered so much extraordinary and expensive, that I doubted any second system can ever arrive as a competitor. And now we have Russian Glonass, Europ's Galileo and China's Beidou, at least four systems in operation.

    I still remember the excitement getting my first eTrax GPS device on hand, and how much that helped me for many years. Now we take the GPS on our phones for granted, so much that we barely notice it anymore.

    20-Aug-2019 4:32 pm

    21-Aug-2019 1:29 am

    Online experience for sacrificed cattle :

    This year I made the cattle purchase from Bengal meat. They put up the list 1 month before Eid. You can check weight and short video along with a bunch of pics. Once chosen place your order using credit card.

    But, the credit cards they accepted weren't the one I was using. Therefore had to travel to their sales center. They punched in the data and swapped the card. Done.

    As usual, you can provide upto 7 names for whom this sacrifice should be performed. You can opt to take the bowel too. They will clean it, chop it and deliver in packet.

    They promised 1st day slaughter. But second day delivery of the meat. And they did as promised. I was sent a SMS at 1 pm that the sacrifice has been made.

    Delivery was made on the second day of Eid. It was promised before 4 pm, but they delivered it at 7 pm. All packed and in a air conditioned van. Not much instruction was need for the driver to locate my home.

    Packing was all in sealed plastic. Meat chopped into pieces. Two or three large whole pieces in case you have other plans. And those plastics packs were repacked into cardboard boxes and bound before delivery. Liver, heart, brain delivered un chopped, but packed in sealed plastic as usual. And as for leg bones, those were still there. All meat was chilled, but not frozen.

    They also provided a total calculation of the weight. Cattle weight, meat weight, skin and thrown away parts weight. Everything adding upto the total weight of the cattle.

    As of the skin, they didn't deliver it, but provided a refund of 800/= as its price.

    The good points :

    Hassle free. I didn't have to visit the cattle market, walk all day and haggle with the sellers. Could buy it well ahead of time. Whereas in markets, the seller won't sell his cattle until just before Eid day. You don't have to worry about the cattle health, a big relief. The cutting and chopping were professional and dirt free. Possibly machine cut. And the meat was pre chilled. which avoided rotting of warm meat that generally occurs when those are freezed up at home.

    And considerations :

    The whole process was 15% more costly than doing it yourself the conventional way. And some people always prefer to do it the conventional way on religion ground, that's fully understandable.

    That was from my experience.

    21-Aug-2019 1:29 am

    21-Aug-2019 2:02 pm

    ফারাজি সাহেবের ফতোয়া :

    উঁচু আওয়াজে জিকির করা? : নিচু আওয়াজে করা উত্তম।
    সম্মিলিতভাবে জিকির করা? : সুন্নাহ মনে করে করলে বিদআত।

    লিংক কমেন্টে।

    তবে বুঝা যাচ্ছে। একা একা এবং আস্তে আস্তে জিকির করাই উত্তম। আমরা যাকে বলি ওজিফা আদায়, বা তাসবিহ আদায় করা।

    তাই "ইজতেমায়ি" ভাবে সব কিছু করলেই যে বেশি সোয়াব হবে, তা না।

    একজন বলেছিলো জামাতের সাথে শুধু দুটো আমল : নামাজ আর জিহাদ। বাকি সব ইবাদত-আমল একা একা করা নিয়ম। যে যার মতো।

    এমন কি হজ্জে যে লাব্বায়েক বলে এটাও সবাই এক সাথে এক সূরে না। যে যার মতো। যদিও এতে নিজেকে দল ছাড়া মনে হয়। "বিচ্ছিন্ন"। অথচ অন্যরা কত সুন্দর একত্রে করছে।

    নিজের জন্য শিক্ষা।

    • https://www.facebook.com/lrfarazi/posts/2652500231451583

    21-Aug-2019 2:02 pm

    21-Aug-2019 2:46 pm

    দোয়ায়ে আনাস : দেশের বিপদজনক পরিস্থিতিতে পড়ার জন্য।

    بِسْمِ الله علیٰ نفْسِی و دِینیْ
    بسم الله علیٰ اَهْلی و مالِیْ و وَلَدِیْ
    بسم الله علیٰ ما اَعْطَانِیَ الله
    الله ُرَبِّی لا اُشْرِکُ بِهِ شَيْئاً
    الله ُاکبر الله ُاکبر الله ُاکبر
    و اَعَزُّ و اَجَلُّ و اَعْظَمُ ممِاَّ اَخَافُ و اَحْذَرُ
    عَزَّ جَارُک و جَلَّ ثَنَاؤُک ولا اله غَیْرُک
    اللهم اِنِّی اَعُوْذُبِکَ مِنْ شَرِّ نَفْسِی
    و مِن شَرِّ کُلِّ شَیْطَانِ مَّرِیْدِ
    و مِن شَرِّ کُلِّ جَبَّارِ عَنِیْدِ
    فَاِن تَوَلَّوْا فَقُل حَسْبِی الله لا اله الا هو
    عَلَیهِ تَوَکَّلْتُ وهو ربُّ العَرْشِ العَظِیمْ
    اِنَّ وَلِیَّ ىَ الله الَّذِی نَزَّلَ الْکِتَابَ و هو یَتَولَّ الصَّالحِین

    এর বর্ননা ফেসবুকে-নেটে আছে। খুজলে পাবেন। আমি রিপিট করলাম না। কিন্তু দোয়াটা রিপোষ্ট।

    21-Aug-2019 2:46 pm

    22-Aug-2019 5:58 am

    The "nasty" prime minister of Denmark. And I thought all these "Trump wants to buy Greenland" was a prank out of The Onion. Until, well until Trump tweeted he indeed wants to buy it, or wanted to.


    If you approach a nation non-diplomatically, be prepared to receive a reply non-diplomatically too.

    And when you start making enemies off your ego and feelings, this is what you end up with.

    22-Aug-2019 5:58 am

    22-Aug-2019 6:07 am

    The latest catalyst in global warming -- Amazon fire.

    22-Aug-2019 6:07 am

    22-Aug-2019 6:22 am

    Here's the economics of TV drama films in BD.

    Produced in this Eid : 600.
    Produced per year : 2000.
    Production budget per film : 200,000.
    Actor or actress fee per day : 30,000.

    1 episode takes only 2 days to shoot. And more than 50% goes to the two lead actors.

    Every information above was a surprise. And the new surprise : Watching how Nigerian kids are now producing special effects off their broken laptops.

    22-Aug-2019 6:22 am

    22-Aug-2019 6:31 am

    USA fighter pilots mostly all are getting cancer at the end of their service. Reason likely because of all the radars on the plane.

    22-Aug-2019 6:31 am

    22-Aug-2019 6:12 pm

    News : "Tesla Jumps After German Press Says Volkswagen Preparing Acquisition"

    Riddle : is it Tesla purchasing Volkswagen or Volkswagen purchasing Tesla?

    In our time largest reverse acquisition was when AOL purchased Time-Warner. And everyone believed it should have been the opposite.

    20 yeas later Time-Warner still exists. AOL not.

    22-Aug-2019 6:12 pm

    22-Aug-2019 6:17 pm

    News title : "Amazon on Fire!" and everyone thought Amazon's sales have surged due to some reason, or it's services are down or something.

    Of-course it was referring to Amazon-the south american jungle. But the power of branding, who still thinks of the jungle when he hears the word Amazon?

    I believe the news reporter intentionally created that misleading title so as to grab attention, and he knew what others will think of, on reading it first. :V

    22-Aug-2019 6:17 pm

    22-Aug-2019 8:00 pm

    News : "Wife in UAE seeks divorce because husband loves her a lot, doesn't argue with her"

    This one isn't from The Onion too. Link in comment. Lesson for the FB advisers who rampantly are putting up good advice on "how you should behave with your wife". It's not as simple as you make it out to be.

    Which is why it's said, when it comes to family matters, take advice from the experienced ones on where to draw the balance, and not from some unmarried smooth talker, who's dreaming it all up. :V :V :V

    22-Aug-2019 8:00 pm

    22-Aug-2019 10:42 pm

    News : "বিয়ের গেটে টাকা নিয়ে বরের মাথা ফাটিয়ে দিলো কনেপক্ষ"

    So watch which girl you are getting married to. :V :V :V


    22-Aug-2019 10:42 pm

    23-Aug-2019 12:01 am

    To scare those in my friend list who have kept skydiving as their next todo in their list. Best of wishes. :V

    23-Aug-2019 12:01 am

    23-Aug-2019 7:45 am

    You don't need to get involved into anything. Just take a back seat and enjoy the show.

    Q. "But, isn't there a moral responsibility?"
    A. Your moral responsibility is to do nothing and keep quite.

    Q. "But..."
    A. Told you the above knowing well enough what you are about to say.

    • *quiet <-- before other nazies step in.

    23-Aug-2019 7:45 am

    23-Aug-2019 2:47 pm

    Dengue :

    Incubation period is 4 to 14 days. It isn't where you slept last night that caused it. More likely it's where you slept 5 to 7 days earlier.

    Dengue diagnosis test [ NS1 test ] has a false negative rate of 20%. If you are positive, you are most certainly positive. But even if the report comes out negative, you might still have caught the disease.

    The government will harass you in multiple ways if you catch Dengue. Keep quite and bury your dead among with hundreds of others.

    • *quiet.

    23-Aug-2019 2:47 pm

    24-Aug-2019 3:15 am

    Big News : "Trump slams $250bn of Chinese goods with even higher 30% tariffs in escalating trade war."

    And news just 6 hours before that : "China slaps tariffs on $75 billion of US products."

    OK. I feel like now I can go to sleep in peace.

    [___ o<-< ___] :V

    • this declaration was made after market close. and its weekend next.

    24-Aug-2019 3:15 am

    24-Aug-2019 9:08 pm

    13 km. +1 km each time.

    24-Aug-2019 9:08 pm

    25-Aug-2019 6:10 am

    USA-Taliban peace deal is almost final. We might get a news of it getting signed within a few days.

    What next? USA leaving Afghanistan? Unbelievable.

    Trump, no matter his intentions, have messed up US business and diplomatic relationship with rest of the world. And polls show he might lose the upcoming election.

    Here are the possible outcomes based on my judgement ;

    40% : Trump will win a next term, regardless. Think of the previous election and how he had only 1% chance of getting nominated in the first place, as per CNN.

    5% : "Throwing in the towel", he will quit before nomination and someone else will stand for GOP. This is what the Dems are dreaming. Though very unlikely to happen. Specially when he sees himself as the "chosen one."

    20% : He lose and chaos ensues. We see the "militia" mentioned in US constitution in action for the first time ever.

    25-Aug-2019 6:10 am

    25-Aug-2019 12:44 pm

    Mi band 4, review :

    || What's it?

    This one is a wrist watch, that looks like a band, that you wear on your hand and gives you data and statistics on your exercise, movement and physical activities all day long.

    You can view the stats from your Android device which syncs up with the band over bluetooth.

    || Review

    Things you get are total distance walked, hours slept, heart rate during exercise, step count and such.

    The home screen works as a clock face too. Touch the screen to light it up and see the time. Touch again to turn off. Auto turns off after 4 secs.

    The battery lasts for 20 days. I am seeing a 5% reduction in charge every day. You have to recharge it afterwards. Recharging requires the device to be pushed out of its band and slide into it's USB charging slot. Recharging takes 2 hours.

    || The good parts

    The band vibrates after each kilometer of walk and I know how much I have made without pulling out the mobile or reading the band.

    Has a heart rate counter. You can rise up your hand and see your current heart rate as you walk.

    And the customizable clock screen allows me to set a large clock face with clear digits. In my previous dial watch I could hardly see the time at night. This one lights up.

    And it's water proof. Don't need to open it every time you perform washing before prayers.

    || The bad parts

    Unlike other devices this one can run only a single function at a time. So when you are in the middle of a work out, for example, you can't escape that screen to view the watch face. This one is most irritating.

    • Fixed at least 5 spellings after posting.
    • can't find any more right now.

    25-Aug-2019 12:44 pm

    25-Aug-2019 4:11 pm

    Xiaomi Redmi Y3 review :

    Thin and tall : I couldn't use the other 6" phone I had on 1 hand. Needed two hands, one to hold the phone and the other to swipe. But the thin form factor of this phone allows me to use this one on one hand.

    IR Blaster : This one is the most useful feature I had for a long time. Can turn on the AC using it, as the original remote is now half broken.

    Prank : go to the mosque and turn on the mosque AC. The care taker there probably won't like it, but if you are a kid, it's not your age to care about the care taker anyway. :V

    More evil prank : sitting at the waiting room of a hospital or bank? Use it to turn off the TV, mute it, or change the channel. :V

    Fingerprint scanner : Touch the scanner, and the phone will instantly unlock and wake up. Good feature.

    Face unlock : instead of drawing an art on the screen every time you want to unlock it, you can simple stare at the phone and the phone will unlock using face identification.

    "What if I don't put in a screen lock in the first place? I have nothing to hide!"

    Tried it. But then the touch screen gets automatically unlocked while it sits in my back pocket, and my walk movement makes random phone calls all over. You need a lock simply to prevent the phone from behaving weirdly.

    Charging. Needs charging on alternate days, not everyday. I don't charge it everyday. On a good use the battery reduces to 70% from 100%. On general days it reduces by 10% maybe. Battery is non-removable and thus larger in capacity.

    Screen contrast : Feels far better than my last phone.

    Camera : Dual camera on the back. And a high resolution on the front. Even though the high res camera might indicate it's a "selfie phone" you need it there to make the face unlock work.

    Overall I am satisfied by screen quality, battery life and responsiveness.

    The bad parts?

    No 5GHz WiFi [ac band] that's a must for modern phones. As 2.4GHz is so overcrowded.

    You can get specs of the phone online, therefore not repeating those.

    • Price 15k.
    • 1 month of use.

    25-Aug-2019 4:11 pm

    25-Aug-2019 7:49 pm

    Joke of the month.
    This post had an attachment, which is now missing
    • Depending on your usage, that is which device you spend most of your time with, you either will need a high end laptop, or a high end mobile, but not both.

    25-Aug-2019 7:49 pm

    25-Aug-2019 9:23 pm

    It's challenging time for anything called "Tiger."

    First there is BD's Tiger team that isn't doing very well in cricket.

    Next the only large cattle to die in Dhaka's cattle market this year, and to make headline, was named "Tiger".


    But, that wasn't the only bull to be named tiger. There was at least another one.

    Today's news : Another bull returned from Dhaka's cattle market unsold, suddenly fell, broke two of its legs and had to be slaughter for meat. And this one co-incidentally was named Tiger, too.


    Now for some stats :

    For medium to large cattle, exactly 60% of its live weight is edible meat. This last bull was declared to be 1600 kg in weight. And its meat sold was 1000 kg. At 500/= per kg, its meat price came out to be 500k. And that was its fair price.

    BUT, its asking price at the market was 3 million.

    • It runs MIUI, the GUI enhancement over Android.

    25-Aug-2019 9:23 pm

    26-Aug-2019 12:56 am

    News : "America has no use for hides, so leather prices plunge" - this weeks LA Times.

    Quote ___

    The glut of cowhides has caused prices to plummet, rendering many worthless. And just as the American love for meat has caught on around the globe, so too has the abandonment of leather, from clothing to car seats. Hides are even starting to go to landfills while the smaller leather processors are going out of business.

    “There’s no one bidding, no one trying to buy them”

    ...a hide from a branded cow went for as little as $4 the week of July 15, down from as much as $81 just five years ago.


    Looks like the foreigners are yet to catch up with our "blame the syndicate" art. :V



    26-Aug-2019 12:56 am

    26-Aug-2019 7:34 am

    International politics :

    Hong Kong : Protesters are getting brutal. Attacking with sticks and rioting. Police are getting aggressive. Shots fired, water cannon and tear gas. Whether China intervenes is yet to be seen.

    Korea : Old enmity between South Korea and Japan resurfaced. Both aggressively pushing the other's border. Good news for Kim, who should be laughing.

    Israel : It's fighters attacked Gaza, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq yesterday. Three missiles fired from Gaza. None hit the target. One of the rockets from Iron Dome interceptor activated by Israel turned back and hit one of its building. Yesterday's Israel attack was the latest of a series of attacks by Israel on Iranian arsenal that's running now for over a week.

    Economy : Turkish Lira crashing, Chinese Yuan crashing.

    26-Aug-2019 7:34 am

    26-Aug-2019 8:03 am

    Yasir Kazi taking the position that weak hadith can be used for anything that isn't an important religious ruling [haram/halal/aqida]. Basically the same position that our Fadail-e-Amal writer holds and Dewbondi school follows.

    He also highlighted the extreme positions taken by two sides on this issue.. The deniers -- all weak hadith are to be rejected, and the equalizers with sahi hadith.

    This is his position anyway. Others should follow their school of thought, or big Bro or whoever he follows.



    • I don't follow a "big Bro". Therefore your big Bro's selection, choice and explanations don't count as anything to me. Don't waste your time pushing your favorite big Bro's liking here.

    26-Aug-2019 8:03 am

    26-Aug-2019 6:25 pm

    একলোকের বাসা থেকে ৩ লাখ টাকা চুরি। সমাধান অবশ্যই "গুড় পড়া" খাওয়ানো।

    সন্দেহভাজন ১৬ জনকে খাওয়ালো। ১৫ জনের কিছু হয় নি কিন্তু...

    কিন্তু তার পাশের ফ্লাটের ভাড়াটিয়া যাকে সে সন্দেহ করছিলো তার সংগে সংগে ডাইরিয়া, রাতে বমি, হাসপাতালে নেয়া হলো। এর পর সকালে মৃত্যু।

    খুনি কে?
    তোমরা যারা গুড় পড়ায় বিশ্বাস করো না।
    এটা গুড়ের কেরামতি না। আরো অনেক ব্যখ্যা থাকতে পারে। :V

    26-Aug-2019 6:25 pm

    26-Aug-2019 8:58 pm

    Factoids on heart rate :

    There are three numbers :
    Base rate : rate when you have awaken from sleep in the morning.
    Maximum rate : 220 minus your age.
    Working rate : The difference between base rate and maximum rate.

    As you wake up in the morning and start work your heart rate will rise above base rate and jump within base rate and maximum rate.

    Generally the lower a base rate one has the better. Unless he is weak and can't walk, and thus the lower rate is due to a disease.

    Pulse rate while walking is a good indicator of one's heart condition. Doctors perform treadmill test, also called a stress test, to measure heat condition.

    In treadmill test one has to walk on it for 27 minutes. The test taker will increase the speed and inclination of the treadmill every 3 minutes. It starts with 3 km/hr. And is gradually increased up to 8 km/hr. If one can complete the full test, his heart is healthy. Not 100% sure it's healthy, but 90% sure, more accurate than any other test.

    If your pulse jumps above 85% of maximum rate doctor will stop the test and you fail. There are other conditions, but this one was for an idea.

    26-Aug-2019 8:58 pm

    27-Aug-2019 1:48 pm

    Huawei's Mindspore. 256 Tera flops on half precision operation. For comparison the last time I checked a new processor's power, it was Nvidia's 1080 with 130 Giga flops.

    At that speed, it also will need a wide memory bus and very fast memory to operate. Not sure how good their solution is on that side.

    And how are China managing funds for such advanced AI tech? Most likely they are using it to mine data from their population surveillance system. For which they need larger and larger processing power. Thus funding Hwawei's advancements.


    27-Aug-2019 1:48 pm

    27-Aug-2019 6:27 pm

    This is the facebook ID of AKM Al Amin.


    Looks very innocent. Right?

    And here's his news today.


    Son of a rich man. Visited a relative's home. Found the email open. Sent two mails with threats of te***st attack. One to a school and the other to a hospital. Was a bit creative in his mail text. And assumed, "Ha ha! no one can find me anyway".

    But police were able to trace him regardless. They took the mail header. Submitted it to google with ter**** attack emergency. Google provided them with the IP and details. Tracked the area and house and the rest was easy.

    Lesson : People get bored when they don't have enough trouble in life. That's a bad sign.

    27-Aug-2019 6:27 pm

    27-Aug-2019 10:33 pm

    Walking 25 km / day :

    The distance that Muslim travelers used to travel in pre-industrialization days were 25 km daily. From which came the term "a days distance" or "1 manjil distance". Manjil here means camping for the day.

    But how would it convert to modern times? When we have paved roads and don't walk on rough terrains like in the old days?

    Yesterday there was a news of a walker in BD who traveled form north most point of BD to south most. He walked 1000 km in 31 days. He said he used to walk 30 km / day on average. Indicating that limit is almost still the same in modern times.

    I was watching a documentary many years ago on an European or American walker. He said even though he used to walk longer distance in the early days, now his daily walk is 24 km. Exactly the same as the arab travelers.

    The longest I believe I walked on a single go is when I used to return from Tongi field to home after the last day of gathering. That distance I measured on maps is 18 km.

    And during Hajj if one decides to walk to Arafa on the hajj day, he has to walk 18 km too. It takes about 3 to 4 hours.

    27-Aug-2019 10:33 pm

    28-Aug-2019 12:44 am

    Erdogan and Putin had ice-cream. And guess who pays. :-)

    Note the one who pays really pays with cash, and wasn't thinking about taking it for free. (Y)


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    28-Aug-2019 12:44 am

    28-Aug-2019 5:25 am

    Sharing a status in comment [in bengali] that expresses more or less the current feeling toward Burmese refuge takers in BD. All negative. And this reversal of opinion came after hosting them for just 2 years.

    This attitude isn't new, and anywhere you go to take a shelter you will meet the same from locals. And this is exactly the same emotion the Europeans are showing towards BD refuge takers there.

    Sheltering someone requires BIG sacrifice from the host. And you will always find the people you extend your helping hand as "ungrateful". The only thing that still makes it work is the selfless, exceptional and extreme politeness of the host. How much of that a nation holds, is something of a subject of study.

    All these reminds me is the Ansar and Muhajirs of the Arabs. Arab Ansars are now lost over time. Muhajirs are the majority. Extreme politeness that I talked of might wipe you off. But that's still extreme politeness. May Allah forgive them all.

    People that can't tolerate history trend to deny them. I don't. Rather I try to take lesson from the people of our past.

    • https://www.facebook.com/waliullah.arman.7/posts/2987526508138420

    28-Aug-2019 5:25 am

    28-Aug-2019 5:49 am

    But don't hold your breath, as this withdrawal will take place over the next two years, not immediately. And still it's not "full" withdrawal, rather withdrawal of a "large number of troops" while still keeping "some" number of troops there.
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    28-Aug-2019 5:49 am

    28-Aug-2019 1:59 pm

    Javed Kaisar vai is dead. It's extreme repentance that pulls one to very close to God, he loses his sight for everything but Him, and then God doesn't extend His hardship on him for long.

    Javed vai is dead. And he is getting a reward for every evil thing that I said of him ever. His conclusion now a guidance and a road to follow for everyone.

    And as usual I see a sign. God picks up a very few of His faithful and loved one before He intends to send a trial. Javed vai is not here anymore but we are still here.

    Javed vai is dead. And here I sit chewing on chicken fry. While Javel vai is chewing on heavenly foods.

    28-Aug-2019 1:59 pm

    28-Aug-2019 6:11 pm

    UK PM BoJo has requested the Queen to suspend parliament as part of the Brexit process, so that the parliament can't oppose, veto, disrupt or reverse the contracts mid way. Strong hand approach that's needed and Boris delivering it.

    Sign of the time. Every nation is now welcoming strong hand leadership. And vocal opposers that usually fight for "rights" have had their time. Right now they are unwelcome.

    28-Aug-2019 6:11 pm

    28-Aug-2019 10:58 pm

    On Kashmir-Jihad-Fatwa debate :

    I don't see a point for argument here. No one is preventing the other side from doing whatever he believes should be done.

    You can act on your faith. Or you can debate.

    Guess which one both the sides are choosing to do.

    28-Aug-2019 10:58 pm

    29-Aug-2019 2:30 am

    Looks like another virtual war is imminent. Link in comment. But our jihadists have lost a lot of credibility over the last decade. Not sure how much support they can garner on a new deja vu call. I for sure won't be supporting them. Not even if now they change their position and claim "we never claimed this or that."

    Plus it's interesting to watch how every decade that I lived through had its Islamic movement, that rise and fell within that decade. And as for 2010, I will give that decade to our jihadist bros.

    RIP. The next wars will be run by state troops. Jihadists are moot anyway. But this generation will live on, carrying the same ideologies, the same faith, the same believes, and the same teachings. Only that they will be seen as the old remnants of a lost war.

    • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=744400992697218&set=a.113897672414223&type=3&theater

    29-Aug-2019 2:30 am

    29-Aug-2019 3:34 pm

    You know of those "feed the poor" "feed the traveler" culture of the Arabs? Those now can hardly be found in KSA, UAE or Kuwait. But that culture still lives on the west side of Arab. Jordan Palestine, Syria and others.

    Pic shows the city of Al-Khalil [Hebron] in Palestine where this establishment cooks meal for 500 everyday and distribute for free to town dweller starting from noon to afternoon. They look at it as the Sunnah of Ibrahim. A gift from the rich people in the city to the poor. The cooking, organization and distribution is performed voluntarily.

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    29-Aug-2019 3:34 pm

    29-Aug-2019 8:14 pm

    Visited Kakrail mosque first today after what? maybe 15 years? Not much change. The main body is still the same. The sides have been demolished for extension. Though more likely all work are on hold now.

    Crowd wasn't as much as I used to see on a Thursday night. Half the mosque was full during Magrib prayers even on the mid floor where the Imam stands. Upto the two small stairs on left and right. While in the 90s when I was a regular, it was always full to brim.

    Maybe it's the decentralization of the work. Maybe it's due to the division within.

    Time flies. Bricks and mortars don't hold any special meaning. Only our deeds remain for ever. The bricks? Those are witnesses of our deeds.

    Ending with a positive story from one of our brothers. Link in comment.

    • https://www.facebook.com/mahmud.madani.35/posts/2373910602850275

    29-Aug-2019 8:14 pm

    29-Aug-2019 10:44 pm

    Muharram 1441, likely will start from next Saturday in KSA, UAE.
    And in BD it will start two days later than KSA, on Monday.

    Possibility of the above happening is 40%. The other possibilities are :
    KSA : Sunday, BD : Monday
    KSA : Saturday, BD : Sunday.

    This Muharram will mark the start of new Islamic Year - 1441.

    29-Aug-2019 10:44 pm

    29-Aug-2019 10:57 pm

    30-Aug-2019 1:20 am

    People that I know are dying left and right on cardio disease. Please check your heart health. Don't wait for age 40.

    How do I check? The simple answer is go to a doctor. But most of us are too scared or reluctant to do so for some reason.

    So here's one way how you can pseudo-check it yourself. If you find whenever you walk briskly for a few minutes, you start to pant or get too weak as to almost fall down -- move quickly and check with a doctor.

    30-Aug-2019 1:20 am

    30-Aug-2019 6:59 am

    || Amazon fire

    Amazon fire wasn't a special case, neither there is any conspiracy from the president of Brazil, as even larger number of wild fires are being detected in mid Africa. This is part of the global wild fire phenomenon that's going on since Siberia and northern Canadian wild fire.

    But all of these indicate the global warming situation has got into a feedback loop -- it's getting warmer because it's warm.

    || Indian economy

    Indian economy in tail spin. I thought central back handing over to the gov $24B was an indication of too much cash -- until news started to float that the economy is in trouble. But every country's economy is in trouble, what's new for India? The fact is India's economy is doing worse than Bangladesh's. That's what Indians are currently talking about. Car manufacturing is down 40% over year. And its currency valuation is nearing that of BD's. 100 BD = 86 Indian.

    || Israel

    Israel will be at forefront in the next ME war. Pompeo has promised to support Israel with arms and cash for as long as it needs to run a war. Israel's border reinforcement has increased, troops leaves cancelled, and it's basically following : attack the neighboring Iranian interests until they strike back. Iran hasn't strike back yet. But if they do, USA will step in.

    30-Aug-2019 6:59 am

    30-Aug-2019 2:57 pm

    The lesson? Don't make fun of my English, no matter how broken it is. :V

    Cat owners can identify with it.

    "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" from the 80s.
    No where to be found now, when we need him most.

    "Edge Case" testing.

    Not sure how many people she has successfully offended with this single display card.

    30-Aug-2019 2:57 pm

    30-Aug-2019 9:23 pm

    || Madrasa

    The new shakeup is an explosive article by Nehal vai. I don't follow him on fb. He recently gave an interview to AFP and his story is making the rounds on all international news papers. I can't link any of those here. Keyword for the interested should be "Hojaifa al Mamduh".

    Add with it today's news of three kids dead in the room of a Imam while he was leading Jumma. The imam most likely wasn't involved as one of the dead was his son. But these are dark shadows on an already vulnerable situation.

    || Survival

    When most of all other groups and movements are in decline, the Qawmi/Deobandi madrasa has survived a lot of hits and still up.

    I believed it was already dead after "5th May". It survived.

    Believed it will now be split into fractions after government recognition of its certificate. It still survived that change.

    Assumed this opposition from Tablig will be the last nail. As probably 80% of its students family are related with Tablig. And not a dent was created due to it.

    Last these abuse reports.

    || Me watching

    Don't know for how long.
    And don't know then what.

    30-Aug-2019 9:23 pm

    31-Aug-2019 12:06 am

    জাভেদ কায়সার ভাই :

    তৌবাকারী দেখার সৌভাগ্য জীবনে অনেকবার হয়েছে। হটাৎ করে যারা ইসলামের সত্যতা আবিষ্কার করে পুরোপুরি স্থির হয়ে যান। এর পর আর তাদের দৃষ্টি আর কোনো দিকে যায় না। তার অন্তরের সাথে আল্লাহর কি সম্পর্ক সেটা আর কেউ জানে না।

    তাদের উপর আল্লাহ তায়ালা পরিক্ষা নেন বড়। সত্যি কি দ্বিনের জন্য এখন সে সব ছাড়তে পারে? বিশাল খ্যাতি যশ আনন্দ বিলাশিতা থেকে ধুপ করে নিচে নেমে আসে। এর পর কি শান্তি তারা পায় সেটা তারা জানে। এতেই তাদের আনন্দ। অধিকাংশ সময় অশ্রুতে।

    হযরত মুসাইব রা: উনাদের এক উদাহরন। আল্লাহ তায়ালা তাদের খুব বেশি দিন পরিক্ষায় রাখেন না।

    হজ্জ শেষ হবার পরে মৃত্যু। আগে হলে ভিন্ন, কিন্তু শেষে সমস্ত গুনাহ মাফ হয়ে যায়। এর পরের মৃত্যু হলে নিস্পাপ।

    বাড়ি ফিরার আগে মৃত্যু। কারন হাজ্জিরা বাড়ি ঢুকার পর থেকে তার নিস্পাপ অবস্থা আর থাকে না।

    মক্কা শরিফে মৃত্যু। কারন কেউ বলেছিলো মদিনাতে সমস্ত হাজ্জিদের বাকিতে কবর হয় না। বাছাই করে কিছু হয়। কিন্তু মক্কার সবার হয় মালাতে।

    বাকি আর মালা। এই দুই কবরস্থান থেকে মানুষ সর্বপ্রথম কিয়ামতের মাঠ উঠবে। একে অন্যের দিকে হাটতে থাকবে। এর পর মাঝ জায়গায় দেখা দুই গ্রুপ এক। রাসুলুল্লাহ ﷺ থাকবেন সেই গ্রুপের সাথে। এর পর বাকিদের উঠা।

    আল্লাহ তায়ালা উনাকে দিনের পর দিন আইসিইউতে রাখেন নি।
    দিনের পর দিন আসুস্থ, টেষ্ট "কি হবে যে ভাই" ভারতে দৌড়ের উপর রাখেন নি।

    কালেমা পড়া অবস্থায় মৃত্যু। যা বলে সে মারা যাবে সেই কথাই বলতে বলতে সে হাশরের মাঠে উঠবে।

    মুসাইব রা:। অনেক কিছু ছিলো। সব ছেড়েছেন দ্বিনের জন্য। নিঃস্ব অবস্থায় মৃত্যু। এর পর সব কিছুই পেয়েছেন। উনার আসল বাড়িতে যেটা আর কেউ দেখতে পারে নি।

    ভিন্ন জন। বিশাল সেলিব্রিতি ছিলেন ২০১১ এর দিকে। সব ছেড়েছেন আল্লাহর জন্য। জেনে বুঝে মেনে নিয়ে। কোনো দ্বিধা না করে। কান্না ছিলো। কিন্তু সেটা বঞ্চনার না। নৈকট্য প্রত্যাশার। তৌবার।

    আল্লাহ তায়ালা উনাকে কবুল করেছেন।
    আল্লাহ তায়ালা আমাদের রাস্তাকেও যেন সহজ করেন।

    উনার উপর আমার একটা আগের পোষ্ট এখানে।

    31-Aug-2019 12:06 am

    31-Aug-2019 8:59 am

    News of an BD actress in poverty. As I was skimming down the article, was looking for a reason, why? One very small line "she took treatment for drug addiction." No other explanation.

    The whole article's tone is very empathetic towards her. As like she is in poverty and none is doing anything.

    The back story I can assume, no matter how much you help her all that money will be wasted behind drugs. She will still be in similar poverty.

    This isn't a single special case. Rather every victim that surprises you has a backstory. Reading which you might not get as much sympathetic towards him as before.

    Lets cut short to the lesson : we still have to help the victim, regardless of his past. But not in the cases when we know that the help will go to waste.

    31-Aug-2019 8:59 am

    31-Aug-2019 4:28 pm

    To be honest, I actually started this "post all status in English" as a troll towards our "big bros". As they were finding something to complain of, in anything I post. And this solution has proven so much effective that I might keep it permanently for some time to come.

    Trolls are mostly all gone. Previously had to block 4 to 5 each week. And in the last 1 month that I am posting in English, I had to block none.

    And in words of our Taheri uncle : পরিবেশটা সুন্দর না? কোনো হই চই আছে? :V

    31-Aug-2019 4:28 pm

    31-Aug-2019 8:13 pm

    As for crescent sighting.

    KSA-UAE : was sighted yesterday. Today Saturday was their 1st of Muharram.

    BD-IN-PK : crescent sighted today. Muharram started from this evening continuing to tomorrow Sunday being the 1st of Muharram.

    Hijri new year 1441 has just started.

    31-Aug-2019 8:13 pm

    31-Aug-2019 9:26 pm

    "এসি" সংক্রান্ত সকল পোষ্ট :

    এসি বায়ারস গাইড

    পোর্টেব্যল এসিগুলো আসলে পোর্টেব্যল না

    এসির খরচ ২০ হাজার টাকা। এর উপর যে যার কাছ থেকে যত পারে

    দেশের মানুষ না খেয়ে থাকে আর বলে এসি? -- এই প্রশ্নের জবাব

    কম দামি এসির মাঝে কোনটা কিনতে বলবেন? -- এর জবাব


    31-Aug-2019 9:26 pm